The left-footed attacker has settled on a move to Asia after a sterling season with Tanzania’s Simba Queens
Harambee Starlets striker Jentrix Shikangwa has signed a short-term deal with Chinese side Beijing Professional FC in China.
Shikangwa, who had a sterling season with Simba Queens of Tanzania, has inked a six-month contract with the club which play in the Chinese Women's Super League.
The player had been the subject of interest from a number of sides with South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies rumoured to be tracking her as well as clubs from Japan, South Korea, and China and has settled on a move to the Far East.
Simba had confirmed the interest last month hoping to either cash in if a big-money offer arrived or extend the contract of the player who joined the club last September.
"So far, we have received offers from South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns, and clubs from Japan, South Korea, and China as well. So far, I can’t say anything because the negotiations are ongoing, but once the deal is complete, we will be able to report it to the media," Simba Queens manager Selemani Makanya told the media last month.
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The forward has also attracted interest from clubs in China and Japan.
The move has finally been confirmed with the player seen donning the Chinese side’s shirt in photos released on social media on Sunday.
The 22-year-old scored 17 goals in 16 matches for Simba to emerge the top scorer in the division while she was also named the Player of the Season despite her side finishing second in the league to champions JKT Queens.
Shikangwa joined Simba after parting ways with Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk, having previously led Vihiga Queens to three straight FKF Women’s Premier League titles.
The left-footed attacker will wear the number 11 shirt at her new club who are second from bottom in the 12-team table with seven points from 10 matches, after winning just two and losing seven.