29 Oct 18

Kenneth Muguna is back training with his former team-mates. And he is looking forward to picking up from where he left off at the end of the 2017 season.

“Finally It feels good to be back home. I got a warm welcome so I am just waiting for the job to begin,” Muguna told goal.com.

Muguna joined former Kogalo coach Ze Maria at KF Tirana along with Musa Mohamed. But their stints were unhappy. First Musa left due to a pay dispute. Then Muguna left in Mid 2018 as the club appeared not interested in signing him to a new deal.

“I have been training at Buruburu and maintained athlete discipline but being out of competitive football for over a month means I have to work hard to be in top form again. By the time the new season kicks-off I should be in my real self,” he said to Citizen Sports

And now coach Ze Maria has also been dismissed.

Muguna who was born in Kisumu, started his career are Western Stima. While there he earned KPL midfielder of the year honours, before joining Kogalo at the end of the 2016 season. He was a favorite of coach Ze Maria and found his way to the starting line-up of the national team.

However Muguna knows that he will have to convince the new coaching staff of his abilities.

“What I gave before I left for Tirana is a past tense, I have to work hard and write a new story at the club,” Muguna told Citizen Digital.

Muguna thinks his stint in Albania has made him a stronger person which will manifest itself in his performance on the pitch.

“I learnt a lot, the lessons go beyond my football life. That is a different set up by all standards, including culture and style of playing. Being away from home teaches you lessons that you cannot get locally with all due respect to local clubs. I hope the experiences make me a better person and player as I return home,”. he continued.

He noted that even in Albania which is one of the poorest countries in Europe, the structures are much better than in Kenya.

“It is not the players who are very different from ours here in Africa, it is the investment for the sport all round. For example, most clubs there have their own stadia and training grounds. They have hotels for their teams and proper kitting, some of the things that ease the aspect of playing and training,” he said.

When Kogalo last played Everton in Dar es Salaam, Muguna was one of the best players on the pitch and he is looking forward to once again putting his best foot forward against the EPL side.

“As a player, it is always a pleasure when you play against big teams and from big league. More so, this (Everton game) is a career building match, but we’ll just approach it like any other game without any fear.”


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7 Comments.

  • JamriAmbo says:

    In the midst of all these arrivals and imminent departures my friend Asego decides to take a sabbatical.Awuoro.

    • Jasego says:

      My friend Jamriambo…I already brought two stalwarts jn Mugunavand Batambuze for the slots i was assigned and must give others a chance to have their preferreed signings done too which i have. I am not in any way linked to the signings of Nicholas Kipkirui,Pascal Ogweno or the impending Moses Mudavadi from Homeboys. Not that i oppose them or anything. I am trying to get Dennis Odhiambo from Sofapaka and Cliff Nyakeya from Mathare and a foreign clinical striker if situation allows for it and when you see them land at GM know Jasego wuod Kanyada succedded. God Bless Mighty Mayienga

  • Jasego says:

    My friend Jamriambo…I already brought two stalwarts jn Mugunavand Batambuze for the slots i was assigned and must give others a chance to have their preferreed signings done too which i have. I am not in any way linked to the signings of Nicholas Kipkirui,Pascal Ogweno or the impending Moses Mudavadi from Homeboys. Not that i oppose them or anything. I am trying to get Dennis Odhiambo from Sofapaka and Cliff Nyakeya from Mathare and a foreign clinical striker if situation allows for it and when you see them land at GM know Jasego wuod Kanyada succedded. God Bless Mighty Mayienga

  • OJomondi says:

    When Gor is part of the “dark past” of a player

    “It was really tough at Gor Mahia Youth because they didn’t offer me any financial assistance and at that time, I was also living with a relative, who was not very stable financially.

    “But Chris came to my aid and acted like a father to me. He took me into his house, offered me everything and convinced me to resume playing football. After a two-year stay, I left Gor Mahia Youth and joined Mathare United where I have grown from strength to strength.”

    Gor – treat people well. They will always remember

  • Oswozo Moziek says:

    @ojomondi…he was not treated badly.He was very clear… “at that time Gor youth were not paying”.and Gor youth is what brought him to Nairobi.
    indeed I don’t think there is a youth team in the country that pays.(correct me if am wrong)
    However,from his sojourn with the youth team,he was poached by Mathare,from where he can still move on to bigger things.ts part of the cycle of life!!

  • Jamigori says:

    Were it nor Gor Mahia, do you think Mathare could have spotted him? Chris was an official of Gor Mahia and he did what officials should do but I am surprised that he is not even thanking Gor Mahia fans that were paying for their training allowances. Pride comes before a fall.

  • Michael odhiambo Ogolo says:

    I was hoping that Odhoji will be released soon to look for a club elsewhere to pave the way for the arrival of sonysugar goalkeeper. Why don’t the management do the needful to bring on board that Sony goalkeeper to give us depth in the goalkeeping department.