Simba Queens, Yanga Princess stumble

THE 2022-23 Serengeti Lite Women’s Premier League (SLWPL) season has seen giants Simba Queens and Yanga Princes losing their inaugural matches to surrender maximum points.

Already, nine goals have been netted from five opening matches of the league and interestingly, all the five venues which hosted the inaugural fixtures were not drought of goals.

This season, SLWPL has attracted ten women teams drawn from different parts of the country which are battling for the priceless silverware at the end of the campaign.

Aside of winning the title, the champions earn an opportunity to represent the country in CAF Women’s Champions League (CAF WCL) which is a big platform for the players to showcase their skills worldwide.

At Mo Arena in Dar es Salaam, hosting side and defending champions suffered a 2-1 loss from JKT Queens despite the former taking an early lead through skipper Opa Clement.

Likewise, Yanga Princes surrendered 1-0 to Fountain Gate at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam while Alliance Girls picked a comfortable 1-0 victory over Ceasiaa Queens at Nyamagana Stadium in Mwanza.

The Tigers Queens and Mkwawa Queens played to a 1-1 draw at Black Rhino Stadium in Arusha whereas Amani Queens were also held to a 1-1 balance from Baobab Queens.

However, Simba Queens became the first side to parade at CAF WCL finals which were played in Morocco.

This season’s SLWPL is slated to be more competitive as most teams have accomplished great signings to necessitate their sides claim victories.

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