After a month of trial sessions with Boldkhlubben af 1893 of Denmark, She Corporate custodian Vanessa Edith Karungi sealed a professional move to the Danish side .
The shot stopper signed a two-year professional contract with the Danish side and officially left her mother club She Corporate Football Club.
Vanessa joined She Corporate in 2015 in her first stint before she joined Olira High School Women football club.
She later in 2018 rejoined She Corporate for her second tenure after many ups and downs during her time with Olira.
In a press conference held at the club’s head office in Nakawa, Richard Kawere, the She Corporate Chairman said,
“Vanessa was one of the pilots we started with. Went sent her to Copenhagen and I am happy she successfully passed the trials and she managed to sign her professional contract, she is no longer an amateur player.”
Vanessa Karungi becomes the first Ugandan Female player to transfer directly to Europe from Ugandan League.
She asserted that her move to Denmark is to play an ambassadorial role, and she is to work hard to impress in order to create opportunity for more Ugandans to join the league.
“First of all I am very happy about this opportunity, not everyone can get it,” she said before adding.
” I’m going out there to work extra hard and impress. I believe I can create chances for players from Ugandan football because if I play well it means, many will get tempted to come to Uganda for more Players,” she added.
About Vanessa Karungi
- Full Names: Vanessa Edith Karungi
- Date of birth: 8th November 1999
- Place of birth: Fort Portal
- Parents: Francis Byamukama and Betty Akello Otekat
- School Attended:
- Primary – Kyebambe Girls Primary School
- Secondary – Kyebambe Girls Secondary School, St. Mary’s Kitende, Kakungulu Memorial SS and Mukono High School
- University – MUBS where she has been pursuing a Bachelor’s of Business Administration
- 2016 –She Corporate
- 2016-2018 – Olila High School
- 2018-2021 – She Corporate
- 2017 USPA Female Footballer of the Year
- Best Goalkeeper in the 2017 FUFA Women’s Cup
- Best Goalkeeper in the 2017 National Ball Games in Kabale