Justine Omojong Okiring wants nothing more than to win the Kenya Women’s Premier League title- and couldn’t have wished for a better start than their 3-1 humbling of Kisumu All Starlets in Kisumu- a side that had won all its ten previous home matches at the venue.
Okiring, a former Harambee Starlets coach and now with a youthful Trans Nzoia Falcons, caused a couple of high profile upsets in his debut season with the girls and now that they have earned experience at the top level, he is going for the ultimate prize.
Soka sought the Kitale-based tactician after week one of the WPL matches had been played.
”We did not start too well last year, recorded too many draws when the league began and we are trying to change that. All I can say now is we are well prepared for any match and we intend to fight for the title,” says Okiring.
On Saturday, Falcons got their goals through Joan Wanjala, Tumaini Waliaula and Amunyolete Martha- three from the bunch of youth at Okiring’s disposal. He says he only lost one player from last season’s squad but even then, still had plenty of options available for replacement.
”We maintained most of the players from last year, they were young-almost 30 of them and they remained. Only Brenda Masibo went to Oserian,” he reveals.
The experienced coach draws most of his players from local secondary school and currently have the trio of Amunyolete, Valentine Cherop and Hellen Mulupi still schooling at Itigo Girls. Amunyolete, is also a Kenya U20 International and has featured for the senior Harambee Starlets side in the CECAFA last year.
Falcons finished second in last year’s log- their debut season and currently lie third on the lag after match day one behind Nyuki Starlets and Gaspo Youth. They play Kibera Girls Soccer Academy next at home in Manor Agricultural Center on Saturday 9th.