- David Ouma, the Harambee Starlets head coach, has honored the great performance displayed by Lilly Awuor, the Kenyan international striker is engaging German Verbandsliga side, Borussia Pankow, for a two-year contract.
The Harambee Starlets forward has requested to be left out of the team which is scheduled to play in the Turkish women’s cup to finalize the transfer deal which is in the final stage.
Lilly started her career at Kisumu Youth Olympic and later joined Palos Ladies. In 2015, she played Kenyan Women Premier League for Spedag FC. Her attitude and work ethic saw her sign a deal with Tanzania’s Kigoma Sisterz, the team which enabled her to be the scorer in the season.
“It is a very big step for her. She is a very good player with a good attitude in terms of individual development and I can compare her to Jentrix Shikangwa; they both maintain low profiles in public but show shine in the field.” Ouma said.
“The international exposure we have given our players has really marketed them in Europe. Since taking part in AWCON 2016, Spanish Cotif Tournament, Cosafa, and Turkish Cup our players have made lucrative moves,” he added.
In 2017, Awuor made her latest appearance in an international match when Harambee Starlets faced Egypt. Kenya won 1-0 against the Egyptian side at home ground in Kasarani Stadium.
Awour will be joining seven other Starlets players who have signed deals with European clubs in the last seven months. They include Ruth Ingosi who plays in Cyprus for Lakatamia FC together with Annedy Kundu, Vivian Corazone Odhiambo in Atletico Ourense in Portugal, Esse Akida in Besiktas, Turkey.
Other players eyeing European clubs include Cynthia Shilwatso and Mwanahalima “Dogo” Adam.
Dogo is set to join Djugardens IF squads. On the other hand, Shilwatso intends to join Spain’s Logrono FC the league starts.