Kenyan international Corazon Aquino’s high hopes of getting to a fast start in the paid ranks has not come to be, after the suspension of leagues across the world, owing to the spread of coronavirus. This comes just a few months after the Harambee Starlets midfielder made the switch to Portugal, and she decries the untimely turn of events.
Aquino had just signed a one year deal with Portuguese top tier side Atletico Ouriense and the least she expected was the stoppage of football across the globe.
However hard her situation has turned out to be, she believes she will get the chance to do her thing once the situation improves.
“The league management is hoping that by the end of April everything will be okay and we can all go back to work,” she told Soka.
“I’ll have to finish my one year contract no matter what, and I’m just praying and hoping that this pandemic will end soon. I had a few sessions with the team and I believe I proved my worth,” she added.
Like all sportsmen around the world, Aquino has been forced to stay home and she has been doing her bit to keep fit in anticipation of the league resumption.
“The situation in the country is not that bad but we are still staying indoors, we were also sent some exercises to work at home during this period so as to maintain fitness,” she noted.
The midfielder has been a mainstay in the Kenya women national team and she is sure to gain more wioth the extra attention given to women football out in Portugal.
“Game technique here is high compared to how it used to be back in Kenya. Here it is a bit faster and they take women football serious with men’s teams that play in the league being required to have a women’s team. I think that’s why they are growing faster than us,” she concluded.
Aquino made her debut for the team in February where her side fell 2-1 to Albergaria FC