GREENSHARKS STRIKER IN RACE FOR TOP SCORER GONG

Team comes first for Wokila

Wokila has been a revelation to his side this season and his nine goals have propelled the team to third spot with 23 points.

In Summary

• Greensharks have scored 23 times and conceded 22 goals much to the worry of the striker.

• I am glad the competition is fierce. Young players have risen to the challenge and ready to prove their capabilities — Wokila

Samuel Oungo of Police (L) shields the ball from Chris Wokila of Greensharks during a recent KHU Premier league match at City park .
Samuel Oungo of Police (L) shields the ball from Chris Wokila of Greensharks during a recent KHU Premier league match at City park .
Image: ERICK BARASA

Despite being in the race for the top scorer award, Greensharks forward Chris Wokila remains focused on team success as the hockey league enters the homestretch.

Wokila has been a revelation to his side this season and his nine goals have propelled the team to third spot with 23 points. Even though winning the award is within his reach, teamwork will go a long way in bettering their current third place and improving the goal difference.

The team is putting in the hard yards behind the scenes in order to continue reaping rewards. Greensharks have scored 23 times and conceded 22 goals much to the worry of the striker.

However, with four games to the end of the season, he remains optimistic to win the gong. The 25-year-old has welcomed the competition for the individual accolade saying anybody can win the prize.

He said: “It would be a milestone to be honoured but the team comes first. Our target is to finish second as we take it one game at a time. Remember last season we played so well in the first leg but slackened off in every aspect in the second part of the season to finish in a disappointing fifth. We need to collect three points in every match to increase our chances of a better finish.”

“I am glad the competition is fierce. Young players have risen to the challenge and ready to prove their capabilities. Desire and expectations are high and playing with dynamic and experienced players give me the confidence to deliver the finishing touch. I have scored a lot of field goals, it's time to show my prowess on the short corner and drag flicks. Anybody can win the ward.”

Wokila finished fourth in the scorers chart last season with 13 goals, 10 behind eventual winner George Mutira of Butali Warriors who managed 23. Currently, Amos Barkibir and Mutira (Butali), Dan Onyango (Parklands) and Johnstone Mulindi (Sailors) have seven goals. Conrad Wafula and Francis Kariuki have six each.

Sharks face Sikh Union on November 9 at the City Park Stadium.