The first edition of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Women’s Cup will kick off on Saturday in different venues across the country.
The federation introduced the knockout event with an eye of improving the level of competition in women’s football, a move which majority of coaches from the FKF Women’s premier League have backed.
Kisumu All Starlets head coach Said Jumah welcomed the move saying it will improve the competitiveness of women football.
“This is a new dawn for women’s football. I believe this competition will be key in the development of football not only for the premier league clubs but also for Division One sides.
Players from the lower division now have the chance of showcasing their talents and their players getting the opportunity for exposure,” said Juma whose sentiments were echoed by Vihiga Starlets tactician Alex Alumira
Action in the FKF Women’s Cup enters matchday one on Saturday with 16 matches lined up.
On Saturday, Solasa Queens is set to face S.E.P Ladies which is currently sixth on the FKF Women Premier League log with 6 points.
Gusii Starlets will play Wadadia at the Gusii Stadium, Nyuki Starlets will lock horns with Eldoret Falcons at the Approved School Kakamega as Mombasa Olympic will host Zetech Sparks at the Serani Grounds in Mombasa
Vihiga Leeds is set to battle it out with Kisumu All Starlets on Sunday, at the Esirabe Primary School, starting 12 pm.
Other fixtures will feature Tombe Riverplate entertaining Tran Nzoia Falcons at their backyard in Kiandege Stadium in Nyamira as Bunyore Starlets test Nakuru West Queens at the Mumboha Grounds.
Round of 32 Fixtures
Saturday, January 30, 2021
SOLASA Queens vs S.E.P Ladies (Eldoret ASK Grounds, 12 noon)
Gusii Starlets vs Wadadia (Sameta Grounds, 12 noon)
Nyuki Starlets vs Eldoret Falcons (Mwira Primary School, 12 noon)
Bomet Starlets vs Oserian Ladies (Bomet IAAF Stadium, 11 am)
MTG vs Ulinzi Starlets (MTG Grounds, 2 pm)
Soccer Sisters vs Makolanders (Kirigu Primary School, 2 pm)
Mombasa Olympic vs Zetech Sparks (Ziwani Grounds, 2 pm)
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Vihiga Leeds vs Kisumu All Starlets (Esirabe Primary School, 2 pm)
Msato Starlets vs Gaspo Women (Alaskan Grounds, 12 noon)
Bunyore Starlets vs Nakuru West Queens (Mumboha Grounds, 12 noon)
Tombe Riverplate vs Trans Nzoia Falcons (Kiandege Primary School, 12 noon)
Royal Starlets vs Vihiga Queens (Birunda Grounds, 12 noon)
Sunderland Samba vs Mathare United Women (Ligi Ndogo Grounds, 10 am)
Kangemi Starlets vs Kibera Soccer Ladies (Ligi Ndogo Grounds, 12 noon)
Limuru Starlets vs Kayole Starlet (Gichuru High School, 2 pm)
Mukuru Talent Academy vs Thika Queens (Embakasi Girls Secondary School, 2 pm)