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All Set For Caf Women’s Champions League Qualifiers In Nairobi

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All Set For Caf Women’s Champions League Qualifiers In Nairobi

The inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League CECAFA Qualifiers is set to take center stage on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the Nyayo National Stadium.

All of the eight clubs that had confirmed participation in the CAF Women Champions League CECAFA Qualifiers have checked into the capital, Nairobi, save for Zanzibari outfit New Generation, who are scheduled to jet in on Saturday morning, ahead of the tournament kick-off.

The teams will battle it out for a chance to represent the region at the CAF Champions League that will be played in Egypt, later this year.

In a press briefing held today at the Nyayo National Stadium, CECAFA Executive Director Auka Gacheo noted how the tournament will offer an opportunity to women teams, allowing them to play at the highest level.

“This tournament is the next level for the women’s game in the CECAFA region. It will provide our teams with the opportunity to play at the highest level of continental club competition available in Africa, which is the CAF Women’s Champions League,” said Mr. Gacheo.

Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chairperson and FKF Deputy President Doris Petra echoed Mr. Gacheo’s words saying this opportunity will help raise the profile of the women’s game in the region.

“This will help raise the profile of the women’s game, attract more players, fans and lead to the creation of more clubs,” Mrs. Petra.

The matches are set to be played at the MISC Kasarani and the Nyayo National Stadium, in Nairobi.

 

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Wanyama Seals Montreal Win In Stoppage Time

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Wanyama Seals Montreal Win In Stoppage Time

Victor Wanyama squeezed home a late penalty to aid CF Montreal to pick up a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls at Saputo Stadium on Saturday night.

The match was filled with drama at the end when Carlos Miguel Coronel saved two penalties in stoppage time.

But then, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) offered Montreal the chance to take the same penalty three times as the Brazilian keeper was deemed to have stepped off his line before the ball was kicked.

Mason Toye had the first two penalties saved before the opportunity was shifted to the Harambee Stars captain.

Wanyama, making a return after sitting out of the previous match owing to suspension, took the third attempt and beat Coronel in the 98th minute to aid his side snap a five-match winless run.

This was after Patryk Klimala had given the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time with a penalty of his own before Nigeria’s Sunusi Ibrahim leveled the score midway through the second half.

 

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Kapaito Leads Golden Boot Race, Ulinzi’s Saruni Eyes Golden Glove

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Kapaito Leads Golden Boot Race, Ulinzi’s Saruni Eyes Golden Glove

Kariobangi Sharks striker Erick Kapaito is leading the race to win the 2021 FKF Premier League golden boots with three games left to the end of the season.

Despite not scoring in his last three matches against KCB, Homeboyz and Mathare United, Kapaito is the leading top scorer with 22 goals.

AFC Leopards danger man Elvis Rupia follows in second place with 16 goals, six goals behind Kapaito who won the then 2018 KPL golden boot with the same number of goals as Rupia.

Sofapaka’s Lawrence Juma is third in the list with 14 goals after enjoying his best goal scoring season so far in the Premier League with Batoto ba Mungu.

Bandari’s William Wadri follows in fourth with 13 goals as title hopefuls KCB’s Derrick Otanga closes the top five with 12 goals.

With three games left, fans will now await to see if Kapaito will break the 38 year-old standing record of 28 goals.

Kapaito is six goals shy of Charles Odero’s (Scarlet FC) feat (28 goals) he achieved in the 1983 season.

Elsewhere, Ulinzi Stars goalkeeper James Saruni is leading the race to winning the 2021 golden glove award.

Saruni has 12 clean sheets to his name this season followed by KCB’s James Okoth with 11 clean sheets same as Steve Njunge of Nairobi City Stars.

FKF-PL Top Scorers

Erick Kapaito-22 (Kariobangi Sharks)

Elvis Rupia-16 (AFC Leopards)

Lawrence Juma-14 (Sofapaka)

William Wadri-13 (Bandari)

Derrick Otanga-12 (KCB)

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