Okello lauds competition in WPL, raises concern on table standings

Kisumu All Starlets sit 4th on the Kenya Women’s Premier League log, an impressive position given their previous performances in the past seasons. Captain Winnie Okello believes it could have eve been better had they played the same number of matches as their competitors.

Okello, in-charge of the Starlets’ defense line that has only conceded 14 goals in 11 matches, tells Soka that the current table standings are not a true reflection of how the league table should look like. According to her, there are some matches Starlets have not played but have been recorded as played.

”I think we have played less number of matches compared to our opponents at the top. Even the table didn’t look right because it showed we had played more matches than we had actually played,” she says.

How the WPL table standings look according to the FKF

Kayole Starlets were awarded a 2-0 walkover win over Kisumu All Starlets, a fixture the visitors never showed up for and a lot has come out of that same week’s fixtures- one that saw KWPL clubs fail to honor their matches in protest.

Okello, however, admits that competition at the top has gone a gear up this season and teams at the top deserve to be there.

”The competition is stiffer this time around. You look at the teams above us on the log and they are playing so well,” she adds.

Starlets in a training session at the Moi Stadium [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]

Coached by Juma Saidi, Kisumu All Starlets last outing saw them whip Mumias side Wadadia 4-1 and had earned a 2-0 walkover win over Makolanders the week before.

They have won 7 of 11 fixtures and lost only twice- to Trans Nzoia Falcons and Vihiga Queens, two of the four teams above them on the 16-team WPL log.