Mary Kinuthia in action in the Swedish league Dalhem
Mambo hails Kenyan trio after successful survival fight
By Terry Ouko | Wed 03 Oct, 2018 18:15

Former Harambee Stars skipper Robert Mambo has hailed Kenyan trio of Teresa Engesha, Christine Nafula and Mary Kinuthia for their contribution in Dalhem IF's survival in the Swedish second tier league.

The three were signed in mid-August with their main purpose being to help the team avoid relegation. Dalhem was second last on the log with tough matches on the cards when they joined, but they managed to avoid the chop with the three being major contributors.

Boost

Mambo who is part of Dalhem's coaching staff says their arrival served a confidence boost to the team and he is happy at what they offered.

"For sure their presence was felt from the first game they got here, I am proud because they lifted confidence of the team and made all the others get to their best. They scored so many goals and just made sure the team got the points we were chasing for," Mambo told Soka.

The Harambee Stars legend has revealed that their performance has seen fellow players and the club stakeholders develop a liking for the trio. As a result, the club is now working on handing them long term deals and the former Kenyan international hopes all will go to plan.

Long-term plan

"The players, the officials, the board, fans and the whole of Dahlem's football family really like them a lot. And now we working to see they can stay on and help the team next season in a long-term perspective. They liked and enjoyed their stay and what they have put in. So we all praying to see all go right for them to be here for next year and beyond. 

"They believe they can grow more with this team and take it far and also achieve bigger goals with Dalhem. We got a few other offers which came asking for them as well. So let's wait and see what the future holds," he added.

The three players all scored in the final game as Dalhem avoided relegation in a nerve wrecking weekend. Engesha bagged four goals while Nafula and Kinuthia scored two and one goal respectively.

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