Malkia Strikers left striker Adhiambo keen to leave a mark at her Turkish club

Veronica Adhiambo of Kenya reacts during her 2022 FIVB World Championship match against Italy in Arnhem, the Netherlands, September 29, 2022. [FIVB]

Malkia Strikers’ fast-rising left striker Veronica Adhiambo said she intends to use her performance in the Turkish league to open doors for other young Kenyan players in Europe.

“As I prepare to make my professional debut on Saturday for the club Tarsus Belediyespor, I would like to ensure that my performance is an eye opener for agents to travel to Kenya and sign more players to show what they have” , Adhiambo told Standard Sports. on the phone from his new Turkish base.

“I am enjoying state-of-the-art training facilities and hope to improve my performance and help my team qualify for the Turkish top-flight league next season.”

Adhiambo, who was the second-best Kenyan player at the just-concluded World Championships in the Netherlands 50 points behind top scorer Sharon Chepchumba’s 66 points, said she would like to see more Kenyan players join. paid ranks, which she says will make Malkia Strikers a strong team.

The 21-year-old former Kenya Pipeline player, who left the country on Sunday, is determined to leave a mark at her new club.

“Becoming professional especially at a young age is the right path as it gives a player a real opportunity to shine and improve. I would love to see more Turkish scouts in Kenya to scout for talent for their respective clubs” , said the former Sega Girls.

[Ernest Ndunda]