In a bid to align with CAF requirements, Kenya Police FC has acquired former Women Premier League side Thika Queens.
Kenya police FC and Thika Queens, announced the move, terming it a beneficial agreement that is meant for the growth of women football in the country.
The primary objective of this partnership, according to the clubs is to empower and promote women football in Kenya. However, in hind sight, the move is seen as the Kenya Premier League side’s early preparations for continental competitions.
CAF, few weeks ago, outlined the procedure to acquire a license to participate in the 2023-24 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup competitions, the most crucial being the requirements for every club to have a women’s football team.
Clubs without a women’s team will be ineligible to participate in CAF inter-club competitions starting from the 2023-24 season.
Thika Queens FC has been at the forefront of women football, consistently delivering outstanding performances and nurturing young talent some who have played for both junior and senior national women’s teams.
Both clubs wish to express their gratitude to their respective fans, sponsors, and stakeholders who have stood by them throughout their respective journeys.
The management of both clubs say they are committed to fostering a seamless transition during this integration phase that will ensure a smooth merging of operations.