Starlets coach Ouma hails Awuor’s European move

Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma has praised the attitude and work ethic of Lilly Awuor, the Kenyan international who signed a two-year deal with German Verbandsliga side Borussia Pankow on Wednesday.

A deal has been in the pipeline for the striker who requested that she be left out of Harambee Starlets’ squad for the Turkish women’s cup in order to push through the move.

Awuor rose from Kisumu Youth Olympic and Palos Ladies to Spedag FC in the Kenyan Women Premier League in 2015 before moving to Kigoma Sisterz in Tanzania where she emerged the top scorer in her debut 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.”

“The international exposure we have given our players has really marketed them in Europe. Since taking part at AWCON 2016, Spanish Cotif Tournament, Cosafa and Turkish Cup our players have made lucrative moves,” Ouma told Citizen Digital.

Awuor played her latest international match against Egypt three years ago when Starlets won 1-0 at the Kasarani Stadium.

She become the seventh Harambee Starlets player to seal a European move in the past seven months after Annedy Kundu and Ruth Ingosi currently in Lakatamia FC in Cyprus, Esse Akida in Besiktas,Turkey and Vivian Corazone Odhiambo in Atletico Ouriense in Portugal.

European moves for Mwanahalima “Dogo” Adam and Cynthia Shilwatso are also in the offing.

Dogo will join Djugardens IF while Shilwatso will decamp to Spain’s Logrono FC once sports activities resume.

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