Mark Bikokwa in a past training session at St. Mary’s School in Nairobi
Ulinzi Stars will have a major boost in the second leg of the 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) campaign as Mark Barasa Bikokwa returns to the fold following a lengthy absence as he took part in a military course in Isiolo.
The former Nzoia Sugar forward has already started training under head coach Dunstan The Don Nyaudo along with the experienced Geoffrey Kokoyo and Omar Boraafya. He is eager to get back to action and contribute to the team’s quest for silverware in the season.
Fight for place
As he resumes, Bikokwa doesn’t expect to walk straight into the starting team; he brings on board a strong will and great fighting spirit that he hopes wins him a place.
“I am back to the team and happy to be part of it as we head to the second leg. I have really missed action and can’t wait to be back. I know I will have to work for my place in the team but that is what football should be like – competition and fighting for your place.
Mark Bikokwa says he is ready to fight for his place as he rejoins the team for the second leg
“For the time I was out, I should say I have learnt a lot as a person and also as a professional and I am glad to find the team doing well; I believe I am a better player now and I hope to have an impact in the team. There is good teamwork under the coaches and that is the main ingredient we need for growth,” he said.
Apart from Bikokwa, Kokoyo and Boraafya, a few more new faces are expected in the second leg as The Don bolsters for the more grueling second leg.