Kenyan trio of Mary Kinuthia, Christine Nafula and Terry Engesha made their debut at Dalhem IF in the Swedish Division II as the side whipped H√§llbybrunn IF¬†8-2 on Saturday 18 August.
Engesha,¬†a former Vihiga Queens attacker netted four goals in the clash before setting up former¬†Gaspo Youth attacker¬†Kinuthia who netted the fifth goal for Dalhem.¬† Kinuthia would back her second goal in the second half sending the side six goals up.¬†
H√§llbybrunn fought¬†back and netted but Kinuthia would score at the other end and hit a hattrick.¬† Rosita Eliasson added the eighth and final goal for Dalhem before¬†H√§llbybrunn scored their second.
Speaking to soka in an interview, Nafula who assisted four goals in the match expressed her delight after a perfect debut, citing that she would like replicate the same show in their next matches.
"I am happy that we put up a good show in our first match. It is a great opportunity for us and we look forward to even better performances in our upcoming matches," she said.
Engesha have been ever-present¬†in Harambee Starlets 2018 campaign that saw them beat Uganda in the on a 1-0 aggregate in the Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers. They featured in the Equatorial Guinea clash as well as the CECAFA Championship clash where they finished fourth. However, Mary Kinuthia and Christine Nafula missed out on the regional tournament but have had outstanding performances at Gaspo and Makolanders FC respectively.
With the aid of former Harambee stars skipper Robert Mambo, Dalhem IF recently handed the trio a short-term contract to help them survive relegation. They made the starting lineup upon arrival.