Visitors Nyamira Starlets registered a deserved 3-2 victory over hosts, Solasa ladies FC in a Women’s FKF division one zone B match played this afternoon, at Disciples College in Eldoret.
It is the visitors who were off the hook first, hitting the back of the net via Hellen Ototo through a clinical finish in the 20th minute. Vashty Ondima followed up with superb strike in the 30th minute to give the visitors a deserved 2-0 lead.
Solasa ladies FC coached by Rita Musyoka pulled one back in the 36th minute through a well hit close range shot from Joyce Mutoni.
At the restart, Solasa’s striker Sharon Khalambisia gave her team a much needed equalizer in the 70th minute, after lengthy probing . With the game poised for a draw and time running out for both teams, the visitors had to have the final say. On the 85th minute, Nyamira Starlet’s lead striker Vashty Ondima got a superb pass inside the box, turned a Solasa defender in-out and cleverly buried the ball into the net, sending the helpless Solasa custodian to the wrong direction.
This was the first away win for the financially struggling Nyamira Starlet’s team who are unable to honour most of their away matches.
Efforts to get sponsorship from the local county government and leaders have seemed fruitless, so far, with the leaders giving empty promises.
Nyamira Starlets is the only lady’s team from Nyamira county playing at the top flight league.
Nyamira Starlets’ next assignment is against Kakamega’s Nyuki Starlets on 13/10/2018 at Sironga stadium.
The club’s chairman, Mr. George Ongubo, has asked local leaders to fulfill their promises to enable the club honour its home and away matches.
“It has become difficult for us to prepare adequately for our matches, due to financial constraints. We can not have the playing unit training together. We can not afford players’ allowances, meals and transport costs to and from our match venues”, said Omgubo after today’s game.
” As a club, we urge for support from well wishers to enable us honour the remaining league matches”, added Ongubo.