JKT Queens seek first win as they face host Abidjan

AMID a false start in their Sunday match against Mamelodi Sundown, Tanzanian envoy, JKT Queens will aim to win their first CAF Women’s Champions League match against Ivory Coastian Athlético F.C. d’Abidjan today at Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo, Ivory Coast.

After their poor start over the weekend, JKT Queens were placed at the bottom of Group A, with Ahlético FC d’Abidjan, Mamelodi Sundown and SC Casablanca still without a point.

Mamelodi leads the table with three points, followed by Ahlético FC and SC Casablanca both having accumulated one point following a 1-1 draw in the league opener.

They will conclude their group matches on Saturday at Laurent Pokou Stadium, in San-Pédro, Ivory Coast, against SC Casablanca.

This will be the fourth meeting between teams from the CECAFA region and WAFU. The previous clashes have seen teams from the West win two games and teams from the East win one game.

In the past games between teams from the East and West of the continent, Rivers Angels, a Nigerian team, won their final game in Group B of the 2021 season against Vihiga Queens, a Kenyan team with a score of 4-0.

At that time, this was the largest victory for any team in the finals.

In the other matches between teams from the East and West of the continent, Simba Queens, a Tanzanian team, played two West African rivals in the 2022 season.

They won against Liberia’s determined girls by a score of 2-0 in their second Group A game. Later, they lost to Bayelsa Queens, a Nigerian team, by a score of 1-0 in the play-off for third place.

This is the second season in a row where a Tanzanian team will compete against the host team in the finals. In the 2022 season, Simba Queens lost to the host team, AS FAR, in their Group A game.

Despite not winning their opening games in the last two seasons, both of these teams were able to progress.

In Group A of the last finals, Simba Queens lost their first game against AS FAR with a score of 1-0, but they came back to win their next two games against Determine Girls and Green Buffaloes to reach the semi-finals.

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