A Kenyan female footballer was spotted breastfeeding her baby during a football match in her home country played recently.
According to TUKO, Winnie Wangui (23), a single mother, was pictured during a match pitting Njambini Women vs Karangatha Women.
The tournament, held on Monday, 8 March, was part of an International Women’s Day celebration organised by Nyandarua women representative Faith Gitau.
During the match, the baby Valencia was entrusted to the care of her 60-year-old grandmother Mary Wangui as Winnie took part in the now viral match.
Wangui also sells airtime, when not playing football, to make ends meet.
As a result of her “selfless act”, Wangui has been awarded a three-day trip Mombasa vacation.
In a press statement, Expeditions Maasai Safaris, who arranged for the trip, stated the footballer arrived in Mombasa on the evening of Monday, March 15.
Wangui was accompanied by her young daughter Valencia and grandmother Mary.
The three jetted out of Nairobi on a Fly540 aircraft and are expected to be back in Nairobi latest Friday.
Expedition’s boss, Karema, who paid Wangui a visit at her Nyandarua home to make the offer, said her actions showed incredible motherhood spirit. Said Karema:
It’s not every day we get to see young mothers playing football in Kenya, and at the same time reminding us that no matter how busy we might get, we should never forget to pause and care for those who deserve our care.
Wangui in a recent interview noted she would like to see her daughter grow up to become an even bigger football star than she is. She said:
I would like to play for the biggest team in the world and my role model is Messi. For my daughter, she is a future captain.