Ahead of the CECAFA region qualification tournament for the inaugural edition of the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, Kenya’s representatives Vihiga Queens have vowed to use home advantage and earn the ticket.
Vihiga lost their Football Kenya Federation Women’s Premier League title after bowing out in the semi-finals of the play-off, but they have vowed to use that disappointment to battle for the ticket.
“We are very well prepared for this task. Having lost the league title, that will be our motivation as we prepare for this tournament. We always believe that every setback, there must be a comeback and the comeback has to be greater than the setback,” Vihiga tactician Alex Alumirah said.
Skipper Enez Mango also stated as much, saying they are determined to clinch the trophy and earn a ticket to represent Kenya in the tournament.
“This is a great opportunity especially for us as players to showcase our talent to the rest of the continent. We have no pressure ahead of the tournament but we know that it is a big task ahead of us. We are preparing well and everyone is focused and ready to battle for the ticket,” Mango, an ex Harambee Starlets player stated.
Vihiga have been drawn in Group C and will be up against Scandinavian (Rwanda), and FAD Club (Djibouti) in the regional tournament that will be played between July 17, and August 1, 2021, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Group A is comprised of Lady Doves (Uganda), PVP Buyenzi (Burundi), and Simba Queens (Tanzania), while Group B will have Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Yei Join Stars (South Sudan), and New Generations FC (Zanzibar).