Harambee Starlets striker Katungwa set to make her Sethu debut tomorrow

Harambee Stars striker Elizabeth Katungwa (right) in a past training in Sweden. [Courtesy, Standard

Harambee Starlets striker Elizabeth Katungwa is set to make her maiden appearance in the Indian Women League that starts tomorrow.

Katungwa joined the Indian Premier League side Sethu United last week from Tiger Queens of Tanzania.

Katungwa decided to terminate her two year contract with the Tanzania side due to unpaid dues. 

Tigers had initially refused to issue her International Transfer Certificate but on April 5, 2022, Katungwa managed to secure her ITC.

“It is just my wish that Tiger will help me materialise the transfer because I owe them a lot and this is my chance to prosper in my football career,” Katungwa said before the transfer.

Katungwa joined Kwale Girls High School in Form Two and helped the school to win the nationals and East African School Games in 2018 where she was a top scorer and MVP at both levels.

Katungwa was also named the best girl football player of the year in the school’s category during the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year Awards (Soya) at Fort Jesus Museum in Mombasa.

She further played for Kwale Starlets, a football academy based in Kwale before she signed a short term deal with IF Dalheim of Sweden in 2020.

She helped the team earn promotion to the first division together with another Kenyan international Mary Kinuthia.

The player returned to Kenya last year after her visa expired and rejoined Kwale Starlets where she trained to maintain her fitness.

She was then signed by Tiger Queens when Harambee Starlets coach Alex Alumirah was appointed as Tiger coach.