Dribbler, tackler, scorer

Vihiga Queens striker Jentrix Shikangwa celebrates with team after securing qualification to the inaugural CAF WOmen's Champions League.

Photo credit: Pool

What you need to know:

  • Jentrix Shikangwa Milimu, 20, is one of the most outstanding Kenyan female football players.

  • She is on a journey to change the perception of women’s football in the country.

  • JJ, as she is popularly known by her teammates, was born in Mulundu Village in Kakamega County as the second last born in a family of two boys and three girls.

1. How did you get into football?
I think football has always been around me. I used to play with my siblings and friends in the village and in school since I was very young. I don’t think there was any other game that I put so much time into. But, what has enabled me reach this level is continuously drawing inspiration from my older siblings, including my sisters who gave me the confidence to enjoy football as a young woman. My brother Anami particularly taught me how I could use football to make a living. That aside, football comes almost naturally to me and that’s why I play the way I do.


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