Providence Mukalo: From nearly quitting football to scoring winners for Vihiga Queens

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WPL Providence Mukalo: From nearly quitting football to scoring winners for Vihiga Queens

Festus Chuma 12:08 - 31.07.2023

The Vihiga Queens midfielder overcame adversity and found success after a near-quit moment.

Vihiga Queens midfielder Providence Mukalo has opened up about her struggles, revealing that she once contemplated quitting football after a series of challenges tested her resolve.

Mukalo's journey took an unexpected turn when she was dropped by Ulinzi Starlets, a moment that left her demoralized and on the brink of giving up her dreams.

However, fate had other plans, as a guardian angel stepped in the nick of time. A supportive individual offered a much-needed shoulder to lean on, guiding her towards a new opportunity with Vihiga Queens. 

“After I was dropped by Ulinzi Starlets, I was demoralized and gave up but someone came in and gave me a shoulder to lean on and linked me to Vihiga Queens. I could not leave that decision since he supported me each time I needed advice till I settled down in my new home,” she said in an interview with Pulse Sports.

The midfielder, who had previously played for Nyakach Girls and Trans Nzoia Falcons, found a fresh start with Vihiga Queens in the 2022/2023 mid-season transfer window.

Her arrival proved to be a turning point for the team, as she played a pivotal role in helping them secure the league title.

One of the standout moments for Mukalo came in a thrilling match against Trans Nzoia Falcons, where victory was hard-fought but ultimately earned.

In the 89th minute of the game, she netted a sensational winning goal that secured three crucial points for Vihiga Queens. 

Mukalo fondly remembers the celebration that followed, saying, "That jovial mood, teamwork we celebrated, and through God, I felt He had a purpose for a new challenge."

The journey was arduous, but Mukalo's unwavering determination and talent shone through, propelling her and her team to new heights. 

She proved to be a valuable asset to Vihiga Queens, contributing significantly to their success.

As the CECAFA Women's Club Championship approaches in August, Mukalo and her teammates are gearing up for yet another challenge. 

The Kidundu-based side is currently in a 16-day training camp at the Stima Plaza grounds in Ngara, preparing to represent their club and country at the regional championship.

This tournament holds even more significance, as it serves as a qualifier for the prestigious CAF Women's Champions League to be held in Ivory Coast later this year.