Kenya: Nakuru Queens Sign Six, Eye ‘Mission Impossible’ Run for Playoffs


Nakuru Queens have recruited six new players to boost their chances of qualifying for the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Women Premier League play-offs.

The new faces include former Kenya Under-20 midfielder Linda Nasimiyu, 21, from Trans Nzoia Falcons, youthful defender Margret Andisi from Emuhaya, Doreen Ingaitsa (Nairobi) and former Nakuru Queens defender, Nduta Kirika, who is set to return to the squad.

The other players are Faith Keya who is a student at Gatero Girls and Mildred Anjelina from Nyuki Starlets.

“My focus is to steer Nakuru Queens to win the Sh1million prize money and represent Kenya in the CECAFA Women’s Championship,” said Nasimiyu, who was in the national women’s under-20 football team that played Ghana’s the Junior Black Queens in the second round of the 2018 Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup in November 2017 where Kenya was thumped 5-0 in Accra and in the return match in Nairobi, they lost 5-1.

“I want to achieve my football goals at Nakuru Queens by ensuring their win the FKF Women Premier League title and play for Harambee Starlets,” said the 20-year-old Andisi, who is a huge fan of English Premier League giants Manchester United.

Winger Ingaitsa, 23, joins Nakuru Queens from Division One side Sunderland Samba from Nairobi and is ready to prove herself in the team.

“I want to show the team management that they did not make a mistake. I want to shine in the remaining six matches and help the team win the Zone B,” said Ingaitsa, who is a great fan of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

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