Harambee Starlets midfielder Corazone Aquino dribbles the ball during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games fourth round, first leg qualifier against against Zambia on November 8, 2019 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. The teams drew 2-2. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Kenyan international to sign for Atletico Madrid
Harambee Starlets midfielder Vivian Corazon Odhiambo has said that joining Spanish top flight side Atletico Madrid women’s football club will be a dream come true.
Odhiambo leaves the country on Wednesday and is expected to sign a one-year deal.
“I’m really excited about joining Atletico, although it’s a Division one club, the experience and exposure will be worth it. My job is to now focus on doing my best to continue inspiring young upcoming women footballers and flying the Kenyan flag high,” said Odhiambo.
Atletico Madrid team finished second with 36 points, 10 points behind champions Barcelona in last season’s Division One League, which featured 16 teams.
The 21-year-old Odhiambo has been featuring for Gaspo FC, which finished second in last season’s Women’s Premier League. She was scouted during Kenya’s Olympic qualifier match against Ghana
last year as the team won 1-0 on aggregate to advance to the fourth round where they fell 2-1 to Zambia. She was also part of the Starlets team that won the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association Women’s Senior Challenge Cup after beating champions Tanzania 2-0 in the final at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam.