- With the sporting world put on hold and football leagues halted due to the coronavirus, Harambee Starlets duo is trying their best to cope with the reality after the Cyprus Football Federation (CFA) announced the cancellation of the league season.
Annedy Kundu and Ruth Ingosi had traveled to Cyprus in early January to join Division One club Lakatamia FC after each landed a three-year-long contract deal with the club based in the capital city, Nicosia.
With the uncertainty ahead of them, the duo is lying low and reassuring their families back home that they are doing fine in their foreign bases.
“It was really devastating when we heard the sad news. It was hard already when we were on temporary suspension, but the cancellation has now left us with no choice other than waiting for airports to open up, so that we can immediately leave for home,” Kundu said.
“We never expected that things will get to this level, but since our contracts were to run for three years, I’m hopeful that we will still get the experience after the pandemic,” Ingosi expressed.
“We were banking on coming back to Kenya and reuniting with our home club Eldoret Falcons, but we are also aware that the Kenya Women’s Premier League season has also been canceled. These are tough times but we know that we have God behind us, if He gave us this opportunity, He will do it again,” said keeper Kundu.
The players were pivotal in the Harambee Starlets team which triumphed in last year’s Council of East and Central Africa (Cecafa) Senior Women’s Challenge Cup Championship after outclassing two-time defending champions Tanzania.
The two Harambee Starlets players’ deal was sealed through by Soccer Expo Football Agency Kundu won the golden glove award and recognized for her tactics as she did not concede a goal throughout the contest.