After a bright start in Tanzania, Lilly Awuor says she has settled in the Tanzania Women Premier league(TPL) thanks to support from the team, which consists of good players that not only play for their club Kigoma Sisters but are also members of the Tanzania Women National team Kilimanjaro stars. She particularly had formed a good partnership with Tanzanian international Shelda Boniface who however, is set to join the military.
Lilly who currently tops the TWPL goal scorers chart says that the team will miss playing alongside the talented forward given that they had gotten used to playing together. She is however glad that she landed employment which will sustain her for a long time unlike playing football which is short term.
“We are definitely going to miss her services in the team because she has been very instrumental. She was also a dependable player in the Tanzania Women National team so it will be a blow to them as well. The beauty is that she will be able to playing after attending the military training.” Awour said
Shelda on the other hand said that she was happy to have gotten an opportunity to join the military, saying that it safe to have a job as opposed to depending on football as a career is not guaranteed.
“Playing football is great but when it comes to employment one has to take it since being a woman, the opportunities are minimal and I could pick an injury and stop playing. Am happy I got this chance and so there is some sort of security. All is not lost, since will play football after am through with the military training.” She told Soka
Shelda was in the team that beat Harambee Starlets in the finals of the CECAFA tournament, as well as the team that won 2-1 in their friendly match against Cameroon ahead of the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON). She has won 25 caps for Tanzania scoring nine goals. A similar case hit the Harambee Starlets after Neddy Atieno joined the millitary in October.