Okello: I will play for Gor Mahia’s badge

Okello: I will play for Gor Mahia’s badge

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Sep 25, 2020. 11:00

Gor Mahia’s new striker Tito Okello says he will put the fortunes of the Kenyan Premier League club ahead of his own.

The 24-year-old is one of several signings brought in by K’Ogalo as they gear up for a 2020-21 season in which they will compete both domestically and on the continent, as they will also feature in the CAF Champions League.

“I am not a media-loving guy and I do my work knowing there is a lot of expectations and, of course, that is something to expect especially when in a team like Gor Mahia,” Okello told the club’s YouTube channel.

“I do not work for my name I work for the badge that is what I want the fans to know. I will fight for the club first then my name will come later. Let them expect the best from me.

“From my side, it is a pleasure joining a team like Gor Mahia because it has been one of my dream clubs. I have been dreaming to play for big teams and it has come true now.

“I always work hard to achieve my dream and when I was young I used to watch KCCA FC and I was like ‘oh my dream is to play for KCCA’ and indeed I achieved.

“I dreamt of playing for Vipers and I was there. Gor Mahia were one of the teams so it is a pleasure being here because I see it is like God is paving the way for me.

“With hard work, I think everything will be okay.”

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia assistant coach Patrick ‘Pato’ Odhiambo says it is the club’s aim to reach the quarterfinals in one of the continental competitions in 2020-21.

“I have watched the new players train and I am sure we can get past [the] quarterfinal stage this time in CAF competition be it the Champions League or Confederation Cup. Some of the foreign players in our squad have great experience in playing CAF matches and they can take us far,” he is quoted by Nation.

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