Harambee Starlets attacker Elizabeth Katungwa has joined Swedish outfit Dalhem IF.
The attacker sealed a move to the European side at the beginning of July and left on Monday, August 3 to join her new teammates. The former Kwale Starlets forward has been training with Kwale Girls High School to ensure she remains fit.
But how did it start for the 21-year-old?
“One of the Swedish scouts secretly watched Katungwa lead our school team to the national title at Hill School in Eldoret and followed us to the East African Secondary School games in Rwanda in March 2018 where Katungwa scored the winning goal to win Kwale Girls and Kenya gold medal in football after a long wait,” Mukasa Amboko, who was her coach in high told Nation Sport.
The player went on to win Sports Personality of the Year Award (Soya) after she was voted the best football player of the year in the schools’ category in 2019.
“In March last year, one of the scouts asked about the availability of Katungwa,” Amboko continued.
“Fortunately she was called up to the national team and that convinced the scout and Dalhem that she was the kind of player they were looking for.
“At that point, it was important for me to draw an individual training programme for her to keep fit until last week when finally restrictions were lifted and Dalhem facilitated the acquisition of her residence VISA and air tickets.”
The striker left for Stockholm via Doha and she will join former Starlets captain Mary Kinuthia who plays for the same team.