Falcons hit Bulemia in Women’s Premier League encounter
BY STANLEY MAGUT / Hosts Eldoret Falcons humiliated visiting Bulemia FC 9-0 in the opening match of the Kenya Women Premier League second leg at Kipchoge Keino Stadium.
Having brought in several acquisitions recently, Falcons displayed a good game as they capitalised on home advantage to thrash their opponents.
Ruth Ingosi drew first blood barely four minutes into the match before new signing Juliet Naliaka, formerly of Oserian, added another two minutes later after dismantling their opponents’ unsettled midfield and defence.
They mounted pressure on their opponents with Asca Metto scoring a third goal in the 15th minute before Naliaka completed a brace in the 22nd minute.
Another recently signed player, Susan Etisi, then added her name on the bulging scoresheet in the 25th minute with Naliaka worsening Bulemia’s woes with a 28th minute strike, to take a 6-0 lead into the break.
On resumption, Bulemia rejuvenated their efforts in an attempt to counter the incessant attacks from the hosts but this turned fruitless as Ingosi was again on the mark in the 55th minute. Elizabeth Mulupi added another in the 66th minute as Obiero sealed the rout in stoppage time.
Falcons tactician Joshua Ariko expressed confidence in the team saying the new players have raised the team’s standards.
“The game went as planned and I am very impressed especially by the new signings. We want to do better in the second leg,” said Ariko. Falcons had lost 2-1 to Bulemia in the first leg.
The new players signed into the team include the striker Linda Auma and goalkeeper Maureen Shimuli from Thika Queens, attacking midfielders Joyce Awuor and striker Ruth James from Moi University.
Others are Diana Shakava from Bishop Njenga and the returning midfielder Njoki Mutua.
The Zone B side placed fifth in the first leg with seven points behind the leaders Oserian ( 19 points ), Vihiga Queens ( 18 ), Wadadi ( 14 ) and Palos Ladies ( 9 ).