Vihiga queens sail past Moroccan side AS FAR in the CAF Champions League
Albanas Kiswili
2 months ago

Kenyan side Vihiga queens made a huge step towards reaching the CAF Champions League semi finals following a 2-0 win over Moroccan side ASFAR.

Goals in each half by Violet Wanyonyi in the eighth minute and Jentrix Shikanga in the 52nd minute saw the Kenyan side pick up their first win after losing 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the opening match.

Vihigaa started the game on a high note and they almost took the lead in the opening four minutes when Vivian Makokha sprinted through the middle to set up the unmarked Phoeby Owiti, but a quick intervention from goalkeeper Asiya Zuhair denied her from opening the scoreline.

Four later Vihiga took the lead when a shot from Lorna Nyabuto was punched back into play by Zuhair but the ball fell to the legs of Wanyonyi, who placed it into the bottom corner of the net.

The goal sparked the Kenyan side as they kept knocking on ASFAR's door and they almost went to 2-0 up in the 14th minute when Wanyonyi found space from the right wing and delivered a cross to Shikanga but the latter’s effort hit the woodwork and went out for a goalkick.

The teams went into the half-time break with Vihiga leading 1-0 and after the resumption, it was the Moroccan champions who started the game with urgency but Awuor kept them at bay with two great saves.

In the 52nd minute, Vihiga went 2-0 up when a through-ball to Shikanga came off her right leg and looped past the advancing goalkeeper, who could not swing back quickly to keep it out.

Vihiga will now take on Rivers Angels in their final group game while ASFAR will come up against Sundowns.