Harambee Starlets and Vihiga Queens goalkeeper loses mother

Harambee Starlets and Vihiga Queens goalkeeper loses mother

Festus Chuma 16:45 - 13.05.2024

Harambee Starlets and Vihiga Queens goalie mourns the loss of her mother finding solace in football amid personal tragedy.

Harambee Starlets goalkeeper Pauline Kathuruh is facing a heart-wrenching loss as she mourns the passing of her mother Rose Kyambi Kathuruh. 

The devastating news struck on Sunday morning leaving Kathuruh and her family in mourning. 

Vihiga Queens, the team Kathuruh represents, shared the sorrowful announcement expressing their condolences and solidarity with their goalkeeper during this challenging time.

"It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing on of Rose Kyambi Kathuruh, which occurred on 12th May 2024," Vihiga Queens stated in a released statement.

 "Rose is the mother to our goalkeeper Pauline Muthakye Kathuruh. As we mourn Rose's passing, let us keep Pauline's family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be communicated at a later date. May our mum's soul rest in eternal peace," the statement continued.

In the midst of grief, Kathuruh took to social media to share her sentiments.

 "Each pain makes you more strong, each betrayal more intelligent, every disappointment more skilful, and each experience more wise. R.I.P my beloved mum," she posted, reflecting on the profound impact of her loss.

Kathuruh's journey in football has been marked by resilience and dedication. 

Joining Vihiga Queens during the mid-season transfer window in January, Kathuruh's move came after the collapse of Gaspo Ladies due to financial constraints.

 Her tenure with Gaspo Ladies saw her contribute significantly to the team's success, guiding them to a commendable third-place finish last season while showcasing her prowess with eight clean sheets in 13 matches.

The experienced goalkeeper's talent has not gone unnoticed on the national stage either. 

Kathuruh was part of the provisional Harambee Stars squad for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Awcon) qualifiers.

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