Starlets ace ‘Dogo’ joins Israeli side Maccabi Holon
Harambee Starlets and Thika Queens lethal striker Mwanahalima “Dogo” Adam is in Israel to seal a 6 months’ loan deal with Maccabi Holon club which takes part in the country’s women premier league.
Dogo travelled from the Jomo Kenyatta International Aiport on Wednesday December 2 via Addis Ababa and she is expected to join her new counterparts after undergoing 14 days’ quarantine as measures put in place by the Israeli government to to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Speaking to Citizen Digital, Adam said that the deal has a clause to be extended depending on her performance, and is personally enthused at the opportunity, and is looking forward to impressing her new bosses.
“I can confirm that I will be joining the team, I haven’t signed yet but that’s the process which I am in for now. I am extremely happy because that’s what I was praying for. I thank my club chairman at Thika Queens for being part of this deal and I will not let him, the club, and Kenya at large down.”
“It is the club which scouted me though my club’s chairman, they asked me to send them my clips and they were very impressed by my style of play and that’s why they asked for my services. They decided to give me a 6-month loan deal because they wanted to see me in action and not in video clip, and after that, according to how I will perform they will determine if they will extend my stay.”
In February 2020, Mwanahalima landed a lucrative deal with Swedish Djugardens IF club but the deal fell through after she was denied a visa by the Swedish Embassy.
“I really felt bad for not joining Djugardens IF club in Sweden. The deal was very ripe but after visiting Swedish Embassy they denied me a Visa . I was really heart broken when I saw journalists reporting on the matter and I couldn’t hold my feelings.”
“ A new deal is now on the table, that’s how God works, and I really thank Him. I have arrived safely but I will have to quarantine for 14 days as part of Covid-19 measures here in Israel. While in quarantine I will keep on training on my own so that I keep fit,” she concluded.
Mwanahalima will be the latest player to join a chain of Harambee Starlets’ players who have secured greater deals out of the country including Essie Akida (Besiktas, Turkey), Corazine Aquino (Portuguese Atletico Ouriense), Annedy Kundu and Ruth Ingosi (Cypriot Lakatamia FC), Mary Kinuthia and Elizabeth Ktaungwa( Swedish IF Djurgårdens), Cynthia Shilwatso (Spanish EDF Logrono) and Lilly Awuor (Germany Borussia Pankow).