‘I’m now depending on my mother to feed me’, broke Starlets striker ‘Dogo’ cries out


'I’m now depending on my mother to feed me’, broke Starlets striker ‘Dogo’ cries ...
Harambee Starlets forward Mwanahalima Adam celebrates his second goal against Malawi during their 2020 Olympics Qualifier second leg match at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on September 1, 2019. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

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  • Dogo was instrumental for Starlets in the Cecafa Women tournament held in Dar Es Salaam in 2019 where they beat host Tanzania 2-0 to win their maiden title.
Geoffrey Mwamburi in Nairobi

Harambee Starlets striker Mwanahalima ‘Dogo’ Adam wishes she had saved enough in order to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dogo, in an interview with Citizen Digital said she’s facing immense financial challenges since the Women Premier League was halted in mid March amidst the pandemic and since then it has been hard for her to make ends meet.

The Thika Queens striker however added that she is currently doing personal training at her home in Likoni, Mombasa wishing that the corona pandemic will come to an end soon so that she can resume playing football.

“It has been a tough time for me as a footballer as we depend on our feet – to play football and earn a living but since the league is on standstill there is nothing I can do. The few allowances we used to get in the league matches as well as national teams used to help me a lot but now things have worsened,” she cried out.

Mwanahalima Adam shows off the Most Promising Girl of the Year during the Kenyan Sport Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) at KICC on January 19, 2017. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Mwanahalima Adam shows off the Most Promising Girl of the Year during the Kenyan Sport Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) at KICC on January 19, 2017. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

“I have been forced to stay at our home in Likoni. I am now depending on my mother to feed me something which I wasn’t used to. I don’t like to depend on my parents but I had to because there is no option.”

“I have learnt a lot in this Corona virus season, a person needs to save more, If I had invested even a little then I would have channeled my free time in the project but that is not the case.”

Before the Covid pandemic, Mwanahalima was in the Starlets squad which was gearing up for the African Women Cup of Nations qualifiers (AWCON) against Tanzania in early April.

Dogo was instrumental for Starlets in the Cecafa Women tournament held in Dar Es Salaam in 2019 where they beat host Tanzania 2-0 to win their maiden title.

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