Harambee Starlets ace Kinuthia hopes to be fit again after shoulder injury


Harambee Starlets ace Kinuthia hopes to be fit again after shoulder injury

In Summary

  • Together with her teammate Christine Nafula the duo joined Dalhem in 2019 on short contracts after impressing agents in the international qualifier matches.
  • The duo defied the odds to win the best forward and midfielder awards last season, having featured for the Swedish side an entire season that began in April and ended in November.

Former Harambee Starlets Captain Mary Wanjiku Kinuthia hopes to gain her fitness soon as she recovers from an injury she picked three weeks ago while playing for her Swedish club in a league match.

Kinuthia who plies her trade with Dalhem IF in the Swedish women division two side dislocated her shoulder in a league match against Bele Barkarby but  is responding well to treatment.

The midfielder who rose from Thika Queens in the Kenyan Women Premier League to playing soccer in  Europe is optimistic that she will feature in the first eleven soon as she has already started light training with her colleagues.

“The injury was so painful, and after a number of scans in the hospital it’s when I realized I had dislocated my acromioclavicular joint.

“I was challenging for the ball in a league match against Bele Barkarby when I came into contact with an opponent hence picking up the injury but I thank the team management for responding quickly and taking care of me. I am now 80 percent recovered and I can’t wait to see myself on the pitch again.”

Together with her teammate Christine Nafula the duo joined Dalhem in 2019 on short contracts after impressing agents in the international qualifier matches.

The duo defied the odds to win the best forward and midfielder awards last season, having featured for the Swedish side an entire season that began in April and ended in November.

The current campaign has reached the second round after being halted since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic which forced Kinuthia to wait till early August in order for her to travel to Sweden, as the Kenyan Government had closed its airspace as a measure to curb the spread of the virus.

Th team also boosted its strike force by snatching Harambee Starlets forward Elizabeth Katungwa who joined them on August 5 2020 from Kwale Starlets.

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