•Otieno was a surprise inclusion when coach Stewart Hall named his starting team ahead of first choice Kevin Omondi and long serving Steven Njung’e.
•Prior to the Sunday match, the national U-20 goalkeeper was a reserve custodian since joining the club at the start of the season
After making his Wazito debut last weekend against Kakamega Homeboyz, 17-year old shot stopper Bixente Otieno is looking to cement his place between the sticks.
Otieno was a surprise inclusion when coach Stewart Hall named his starting team ahead of first choice Kevin Omondi and long serving Steven Njung’e.
Prior to the Sunday match, the national U-20 goalkeeper had been a reserve custodian since joining the club at the start of the season. The youngster pulled a couple of good saves especially in the first half which he credited to his teammates.
“ Making my debut is something I have been looking forward to all season and when the coach informed me that I would start, I was really excited. My teammates were supportive and that made everything easier. As a keeper, communication is key and talking to my teammates especially my defenders ensured that we played well at the back. I wasn’t fazed, ” said the rookie on the club’s official website
Despite not keeping a clean sheet on his debut, Otieno was satisfied with his performance but he believes through hard work, he will earn more starting berths.
“It would have been nice to keep a clean sheet because as a keeper, that’s the most important thing. But I am satisfied with how I performed. However, that is not my best. I will keep improving,” he added.