- Harambee Starlets’ goalkeeper Judith Osimbo can be described as a rose that grew from concrete as she had a humble beginning and is making consistent progress intending to cement her place in the national team.
Osimbo’s landmark moment was her move to Cyprus early this year which was made possible when her Starlets squad won the Cecafa tournament last year. Osimbo featured prominently in their match against Djibouti.
The features for Gaspo FC in the Kenya Women Premier League. It is noteworthy the squad downed the European side against Northern Ireland as goals from Janet Bundi and Jentrix Shikangwa made the victory possible.
Unfortunately, her Kenyan side Starlets were edged 5-0 by the Chile side in a tournament used by the squad to prepare for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania that was postponed following the coronavirus pandemic.
The goalie believes said there is room for improvement and expressed her intention to leave a legacy in the Kenyan women’s national team.
“I have had opportunities to don the Kenya jersey which is thrilling. I am good at sweeping the ball and also very quick but my aerial prowess is wanting. This is an area I am trying to work on and I believe I will be good to match anybody. I learned valuable lessons against Chile and I will only get better with more playing time. The competition between Stellah Ohono, Monica Odato, and I is healthy,” she said.
The 21-year old journey can be traced back to her school times when she won the Chapa Dimba tournament with Nyakach Girls in 2018. She was awarded as the best shot-stopper at regional and nationals and giving her a chance to travel to London where they played in five matches.
Osimbo aims intends to make 10 clean sheets with Gaspo FC. She has a strong feeling that the squad has what it takes to win the WPL.