Kenyan club, Vihiga Queens have qualified for the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League after defeating Ethiopia’s CBE 2-1 in the CECAFA Women’s Champions League final at Kasarani.
Youngster Jentrix Shikangwa slotted home from the penalty spot late in the game after her first half opener had been cancelled out.
The victory means Vihiga Queens will represent the Cecafa region at the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League scheduled for Cairo, Egypt later in the year.
“Although the players seemed graceful throughout the game, this was one that weighed on them mentally but I’m glad their endurance continued to shine on.
“We knew, locking our midfield and attack power would change the game completely and I’m glad the players stuck to the strategy. Tonight we sleep like true legacy makers and start dreaming of Cairo,” said Boniface Nyamunyamu, assistant coach Vihiga Queens.
In the third place play-off Lady Doves of Uganda beat Tanzania’s Simba Queens 2-1.
Vihiga Queens were awarded $30,000 (Sh3 million) by Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura who is in Kenya as part of her continental tour. Second placed CBE received $20,000 (Sh2 million) while Lady Doves took home $10,000 (Sh1 million).
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