Emmanuel Masinde @peoplesport11
Football Kenyan Federation Women’s Premier League side Eldoret Falcons are eyeing six points this weekend when they host Oserian Ladies on Saturday and Thika Queens on Sunday at the University of Eldoret grounds.
Even though they are experiencing financial constraints, Falcons have been raising money from fans, friends and institutions to help them honour their matches and the players want to reward that loyalty with positive results which will yield the title at the end of the season.
“I know we are going to play with tough teams but we will handle them like champions. We are well prepared and we want to win by playing good football,” said Falcons coach Joshua Ariko on this weekend’s matches.
Ariko has no injury concerns heading into the matches and is confident his players will put up a good fight even though they are coming up against the best sides in the league.
“We know we are playing against the leading team on Sunday but that will not deter us because we have been sharpening our skills through vigorous training sessions,” he added.
The tactician has, however, decried the absence of their fans this season, since the team has been forced to play away from their Kipchoge Keino Stadium base which is currently being renovated.
“In football, fans are very important. We lack their support a lot because they are a good source of motivation and we are urging the government and those concerned to complete the work in time so that we continue playing our matches closer to our supporters,” said Ariko.
Other teams that have been forced away from the stadium are National Super League side GFE 105 and Eldoret Youth who play in the third tier Division One.