April 14, 2024

Machio keen to keep Bungoma Queens clear of relegation

Machio keen to keep Bungoma Queens clear of relegation
Past action between Bungoma Queens and Police Bullets/Photo/Police Bullets

It is a vital clash for Bungoma Queens

Coach Robert Machio has set his sights on picking a win as the side takes on Kibera Soccer in the opening fixture of the sides’ Women Premier League (WPL) second leg.

Machio’s charges find themselves just a place above the relegation zone in ninth place on nine points from 10 matches, having won twice, drew thrice, and lost the rest of their fixtures.

As Machio’s charges head to the Wolves Den in Kajiado for the Saturday 20 January clash, the tactician admits that this is a must-win match as they look to move up the rankings.

 

In the first leg, the two sides played for a barren draw away in Sudi but Machio is keen to have a better start to the second leg. A win for the Bungoma-based side has the potential to put the side in the top five (depending on other results) on 12 points.

“We have prepared well, all players are in good shape with no worrying injuries and we thank God for everything so far,” the tactician said. “Kibera is a good side so we have to play to our strengths and stick to our game plan. We hope to make use of all the chances we create as that was one of our main undoing in the first leg. We will fight for maximum points as that would be a crucial win that puts us in a better position. It will, however, be no walk in the park.”

Kibera Soccer, on their part, are chasing a sixth win, having won 5 in the first leg to place fourth on 18 points, three behind third-placed Ulinzi Starlets. The Joseph Wambua-led military side is in action this weekend against holders and leaders Vihiga Queens.

Table Standing

# Team P W D L F A +/- PTS
1. Kenya Police Bullets 16 12 4 0 41 13 28 40
2. Vihiga Queens 14 9 4 1 29 11 18 31
3. Ulinzi Starlets 15 8 5 2 25 14 11 29
4. Kibera Soccer Ladies 16 8 3 5 30 23 7 27
5. Bunyore Starlets 14 5 1 8 20 28 -8 16
6. Wadadia 14 4 4 6 19 29 -10 16
7. Zetech Sparks 15 4 3 8 16 20 -4 15
8. Bungoma Queens 15 4 3 8 23 31 -8 15
9. Nakuru City Queens 16 4 3 9 15 25 -10 15
10. Soccer Assassins 15 3 4 8 12 25 -13 13
11. Gaspo 10 1 2 7 3 14 -11 5
12. Trans-Nzoia Falcons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0