• The prolific attacker was one of the most coveted players in the Kenya Hockey Union League before the onset of the pandemic.
• Personal commitments denied the hawk-eyed attacker the chance to showcase his qualities in the last two seasons.
United States International University USIU-A Mashujaa striker Robinson Omutekete is keen to rediscover the lethal form he was in prior to the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic.
Omutekete 22, joined Mashujaa at the start of the season from Kakamega-based side Western Jaguars.
The prolific attacker was one of the most coveted players in the Kenya Hockey Union League before the onset of the pandemic.
Personal commitments denied the hawk-eyed attacker the chance to showcase his qualities in the last two seasons.
"I joined USIU because I know it will give me a platform to play and combine it with academics," he said.
"At the moment, I am not the player I was in 2019. The pandemic led to hockey inactivity. Last season I was on and off the team because of attachment," he observed.
"Now I have the time to put my act together. Train properly with my new teammates and create a telepathic understanding. My imperious form will definitely return."
The Mumias native played for Musingu high school between 2014-2017. He credits his meteoric rise to Jaguars coach Mike Malungu who taught him the game.
"I am indebted to coach Mike. He's a fantastic man who made me develop a passion for the game, pointed out my mistakes and encouraged me to improve."
Omutekete said he needs to sharpen his scoring skills and enhance precision: "I want to bring my A game. But to do that, I need to work on my decision-making, finishing and precision."