Enosh Ochieng challenges for a high ball in the game against Western Stima on Wednesday 17th April
The 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) campaign is proving to be a dream season for Ulinzi Stars winger, Enosh Ochieng. Just 23 matches in, and with 11 more to go, he has already achieved his best performance in the top flight, with 12 goals, but he is not letting the good run blight his role as a team player.
Enosh is firmly in the race for the top scorer’s gong and has set that as a personal target, but he is quick to note that he will give his all to ensure the team achieves its targets first before he can push on with his agenda.
He scored twice in the team’s last match, against Western Stima to break a four game run without a goal and going to the 24th round of matches, he trails lead scorer Allan Wanga of Kakamega Homeboyz by two goals.
“I feel good to be back to scoring ways and I thank God for everything. The coach too has been pushing me to give my best and of course giving me the opportunity to play. I can’t also overlook the contribution my team mates have had on this.
“My personal initiative will matter a lot too because as much as I have people backing me, I have to push myself harder and harder. I am in the race for the Golden Boot and I have to see that I score regularly; I have to use the chances I get,” he says.
Play for team
Next up for Enosh is a game against Gor Mahia, on Sunday 21st April at Moi Stadium in Kisumu and the forward says he will not be focusing on the race for the Golden Boot but giving his all to see the team win.
“I am not looking at selfish targets; I want to play for the team first and see that we get to win this game. My objectives come after we meet the team’s targets. We have won back to back games and the morale is good in the team, just the perfect mood for the Gor Mahia game and we expect a good game,” he adds.