Courtesy of kenyastar.co.ke
Felix Nwosu came to Kenya all by himself with one sole aim in mind; playing for Gor Mahia. Having watched Gor Mahia play on Supersport 9 back at his homeland in Naija land, he made a decision that he will play for that club. At that time, he was playing for Enugu Rangers, in the top flight Nigerian league.
“I came here all by myself and said to myself that this is the club I want to play for. I have been watching them on Supersport 9 and they really impressed me. It is a very big club with good players who have very nice quality”, says the 23 year old “Felixinho”.
“I was playing for International Rangers FC in Enugu Nigeria. They wanted to confirm my signing with them at the beginning of this coming season but then I said no. Let me come to Kenya and try out with Gor Mahia and see how successful I can be. I did not want to deal with an agent since agents are very slippery people. They go to a team and ask for a big sum of money and then u end up losing the opportunity. They have done that to me several times. I hustled for my fare here all by myself, I do not know anyone here I am just looking upon God because I have a dream and I must risk to achieve it”, said the central defender.
Nwosu was the centre of attraction during Gor Mahia’s first training session on Monday where he caught the eyes of several onlookers including the members of the press who had attended the session.
His physique, pace and aerial capability stood him out of the crowd and he is happy that he was among the four who were picked to return to training on Tuesday.
“I am very happy that I was picked. It is the first stepping stone of the better things to come. If I make it to the final squad by the grace of God, I want to give my all to this team. I know that they have lost a very important central defender and If I get that chance to play, I want to help them fill that gap. I trust in my abilities and I only need to work hard”
“Back there in Nigeria, we train twice or thrice a day and I was surprised to come here and learn that there is only one training session per day. That means I have to come up with another training schedule for myself because I have to make sure that I am on top. If we train in the morning, I will have to train again in the evening on my own”.
“My dream with Gor Mahia is to ensure that we win the champions league. That is the far I want to go with this team. If we get together and work as a team, it will definitely be a realistic dream. This year we are playing CAF Confederations Cup. We also have to do our best and I am very sure we will go far”, he adds.
“Felixinho” as he prefers his jersey to be written has previously played for Court of Appeal in Abuja in the Nigerian Nationwide league before moving to the Enugu academy. He then played for the senior team and were third in the West African (WAF)Cup equivalent to the CECAFA Senior Challenge cup, last year.