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Mumias Town kicks off second leg of Kenyan Women’s Premier League Most teams were headed to Mumias in Western Kenya in October after the mid season with renewed vigour.
Photo: Adrián Conde (Back row, first left); Rocío López Padilla (Bottom row, far right); Natalia Gutiérrez Garrido (Top row, second from right). La casualidad ha querido que uno de los equipos femeninos más pujantes de Málaga, el CD Algaidas, utilice como campo de entrenamiento el centro deportivo de mi localidad, y he tenido la gran suerte de poder aprovechar esta circunstancia para conversar con tres de sus integrantes.
Photo: Adrián Conde (Back row, first left); Rocío López Padilla (Bottom row, far right); Natalia Gutiérrez Garrido (Top row, second from right). Having had the good fortune to stumble upon one of Málaga’s leading women’s clubs training at my local sports ground, I took the opportunity to chat to coach Adrián Conde, captain Rocío López Padilla, 30, and defender Natalia Gutiérrez Garrido, 32, about CD Algaidas Femenino’s intriguing rise to prominence, the highs and lows of their time in the sport and get their inside track on the real state of Spanish women’s football.
It is such an amazing achievement, I am so happy for them – especially as in certain games decisions seemed to be going against them.
The team must have great character to bounce back from losing its veteran players and suffering so many defeats in a row. Great credit to the coach!
I love that photo!! I hope they enjoyed celebrating with 6,000 fans in the stands, it must have been an amazing experience and feeling for the team.
I look forward to seeing how they get on in the IWCC.
Did you hear Arsenal Ladies have recruited Yael Averbuch for this tournament? – http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/yael-averbuch-joins-arsenal-ladies-compete-iwcc-2014/
For a lot of supporters (myself included) this is a tale of two years. The team lost all its veterans in 2013 season and started with a too young squad. After winning the 2013 season opener we lost six games in row and we feared we might fall out of the top division. Then in September a new coach took command and a great recovery began. We ended as the six in the league.
The 2014 season started with tears of joy when we beat INAC for the first time in four years. But the “Regular Series” (first stage) ended in another tear, this time tear of grief as every one of us believed our title was “stolen.” However, the team survived the plight staying united and spirited. A great merit of a team whose players are very close to each other age-wise. Remember, this is a team without Miyama, or Kawasumi, or Sawa, or Sakaguchi, or Kaihori, or any of established player of Nadeshiko Japan. Neither we have any imported talent like Bev, McCarty, Mews . . . . We are all amateurs, and the average age is 21 point something.
Here is a better image.
Photos source: http://www.nadeshikoleague.jp/img/top_panel/201411241839_19465.jpg
The six thousand in the stand chanted “We Are Reds” for this scene.
Our next match is the round one of IWCC (Nestle Cup) against “AWCC winner” (whoever they are) on November 30.
Thank you Ken for the match updates
Thank you Ken.
Congratulations to Urawa Reds Ladies!!!
Great attendance for nearly 6,000 for their season finale match.
Are you still celebrating??
Nadeshiko League November 24
[Season Final Week]
Urawa Reds 0 – 1 Albirex Niigata
Niigata: 71’ Sayaka Oishi
Shots: Urawa 6 – 9 Niigata
Corners: Urawa 11 – 3 Niigata
JEF United Chiba 1 – 1 INAC Kobe
Chiba: 3’ Risa Ikadai
Kobe: 33’ Megumi Takase
Shots: Chiba 12 – 9 Kobe
Corners: Chiba 0 – 3 Kobe
Yunogo Belle 0 – 1 NTV Beleza
NTV: 55’ Mizuho Sakaguchi
Shots: Yunogo 11 – 10 NTV
Corners: Yunogo 1 – 2 NTV
#1 Urawa: Pts=24, W=6, D=2, L=2, GF=17, GA=8, GD=9
#2 NTV: Pts=24, W=6, D=1, L=3, GF=13, GA=10, GD=3
#3 Niigata: Pts=18, W=4, D=3, L=3, GF=14, GA=13, GD=1
#4 Yunogo: Pts=17, W=3, D=2, L=5, GF=12, GA=20, GD=–8
#5 Chiba: Pts=11, W=3, D=1, L=6, GF=18, GA=19, GD=–1
#6 Kobe: Pts=10, W=1, D=5, L=4, GF=11, GA=15, GD=–4
Urawa Reds Ladies wins the 2014 Nadeshiko League