New two-zone Premier League format introduced in Kenya

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Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has reverted to a two-zone league format for the Women’s Premier League.

Due to the rising case of Covid-19, the government will have to carry out regular tests for every player in each participating club.

“Football resumption is not in our hands, but with the ministry of sports and ministry of health,” FKF CEO Barry Otieno said. “As we speak today, we have the fixture but we are not sure if we will play or not, though
resumption is gradual.

“As a federation, we have timelines to work with. It’s a joint effort by
other bodies to manage football. We have fixture congestion and coronavirus has created a unique condition across the world and it is our goal to resume football at all costs.”

The two zones – A and B – will be made up of eight teams each. The top three teams from each zone at the end of the season will compete in a mini-league to determine the overall winner.

Zone A teams will consist of teams mainly from the Nairobi region. They include:

Buruburu-based Makolanders, Kayole Starlets, Gaspo Youth, Mathare United and Zetech Sparks.

Others include Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, Thika Queens and Premier League debutants Ulinzi Starlets.

Zone B will include newly promoted SEP Oyugis and Nakuru West Queens. Others in the western zone are defending champions Vihiga Queens, Wadadia, Oserian Ladies, Kisumu All Starlets, Trans Nzoia Falcons and Eldoret Falcons.

New fixtures announced

KWPL opening fixtures to begin on 28th November 2020:

Zone A

Makolanders vs Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (Camp Toyoyo)

Gaspo vs Zetech Sparks (Gikambura Grounds)

Kayole Starlets vs Mathare United Women (Camp Toyoyo)

Ulinzi Starlets vs Thika Queens (Ruiru Grounds)

Zone B

Trans Nzoia Falcons vs Eldoret Falcons (Kenyatta stadium, Kitale)

Vihiga Queens vs Wadadia Ladies (Mumias Sports Complex)

Oserian Ladies vs Nakuru West Queens (Oserian Grounds)

Kisumu Allstarlets vs SEP Girls (Moi stadium, Kisumu)

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