The Nambale leg of the Football Kenya Federation Busia Women County League kicked off on Saturday with Okatekok based Vipers Ladies winning one match and drawing the other.
In the inaugural match played at St Mary’s Nambale Primary School, Vipers ladies started the game on a high note with Sylvia Apadet, Adylit Masinde and Lydia Auma making daring raids but Mungatsi Ladies led by Irene Amusugut in central defense thwarted all their efforts.
Mungatsi piled on pressure to take a deserved lead in the 20th minute through Anne Wanja who beat Doreen Menya in Vipers goal with a close range shot.
Undeterred by the early setback, Vipers leveled scores in the 35th minute through Vivian Nawire following a spectacular centre pass initiated by Vivian Wafula who floated to Doreen Akinyi in the right flank, in turn passing it to Nabwire who scored with a classic shot.
In the second match of the leg, Vipers Ladies managed to clobber Buyofu Starlets by a solitary goal to nil. Lydiah Auma scored the lone goal in the 13th minute.
FKF Busia Branch chairman Hillary Musundi who graced the start of the leg said the federation would not look back in its bid to have the women county league and urged women footballers to prioritize their studies while football remains their added advantage.
He revealed that teams from Nambale and Butula Sub Counties would be pitted in the same zone while those from Teso North and Teso South would form the second zone.
He noted that the third zone will comprise of teams drawn from Matayos, Samia and Bunyala.