Vihiga Queens are yet to raise the Sh10 million they need to cover for expenses for their CAF Women’s Champions League trip to Cairo, Egypt from November 5 -19.
The club’s Chief Executive Mike Senelewa says they have positive responses from some 10 corporates who are willing to partner with them to raise the funds that will cater for the purchase of travelling tickets, training expenses and paying for players allowances as well as the technical team.
With Starlets preparing for their AWCON qualifier against South Sudan, the Boniface Nyamunyamu coached side is left with only 11 players in the Vihiga camp, calling for the concerted efforts between the two coaches to balance the equation.
Yesterday, Vihiga Queens officials held an online meeting with CAF representatives on required logistics going to the tournament and according to Senelwa, they are now finalizing their part. They are expected to travel to Nairobi to intensify their training next week before jetting out to Cairo five days before the kick off of the tournament.
Vihiga Queens qualified for the continental extravaganza after beating Commercial Bank of Ethiopia 2-1 in Nairobi on September 9 in the final of Cecafa Women Club Championships to book the single ticket reserved for the region.
They will open their campaign against Mamelodi of South Africa on November 6 at the Cairo Military Academy Stadium, a day after the opening match pitting Wadi Degla and AS Mande at the Cairo 30 Stadium.
Vihiga Queens were drawn in pool “B” alongside River Angels of Nigeria, Asfar FC of Morocco and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa while Pool A have hosts Wadi Degla, Mali’s AS Mande, Equatorial Guinea’s Malabo Kings and Hasaacas Ladies from Ghana.