Hakuna Ugali: Vihiga Queens Players Decry Poor Food During Club Competitions in Egypt

Hakuna Ugali: Vihiga Queens Players Decry Poor Food During Club Competitions in Egypt

Hillary Lisimba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:51 PM
  • After being bundled out of the inaugural 2021 CAF Women’s Champions League, Kenya's representatives Vihiga Queens have opened up on their struggles in Egypt
  • According to them, one of their biggest sources of unhappiness was the fact that there was no ugali and greens on the menu
  • Vihiga Queens lost their opening and third matches in Group B, which left them embedded in the last position despite winning one match
  • They were beaten 1-0 by South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns and 4-0 by Nigeria's River Angels but won A 2-0 when they played ASFAR Women from Morocco

Kenya's representatives to the inaugural 2021 CAF Women’s Champions League in Egypt, Vihiga Queens FC, have lamented bad food during their stay in Cairo.

The inaugural 2021 CAF Women’s Champions League took place in Egypt.
Vihiga Queens players share a moment as they prepared for their match. Photo credits: Vihiga Queens FC.
Source: Twitter

According to them, most of the things went well save for the eating culture in the Arab country that made it difficult to adapt.

This, they revealed during an interview on Citizen TV, was one of the reasons they did not put up a star performance as had been expected given their thunderous entry into the competition.

"When it came to food, there was no ugali nor greens," one quipped.
"We couldn't even get toothpicks, and when we asked they told us they use the natural one," another added.

Vihiga Queens were knocked out of the tournament in the preliminary stages despite winning one match.

Lukewarm performance

The Queens started their campaign on the wrong foot after going down 0-1 to South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns in their opening match.

A 2-0 win over ASFAR Women from Morocco seemed to bring back hopes of a second-round entry, but the hopes quickly went down the drain when the Kenyan representatives were hammered 4-0 by Nigeria's River Angels.

With Mamelodi Sundowns playing out to a 0-0 draw with ASFAR Women, the South Africans remained perched at the top of Group B with an unbeaten record.

They were followed by the Morrocans who had managed four points as River Angels took the third position with three points.

Vihiga Queens came last on the table, having tied with the Angels on three points but their goal difference was inferior.

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