Stephen Opoku is just what Nicholas Muyoti’s Kakamega Homeboyz needed when they had a poor start to the season. Diminutive, swift and with an eye for goal. The Ghanaian import plays behind the strikers and is already on two goals, something Homeboyz desperately needed midway through the first leg when they would create numerous chances yet fail to convert.
Opoku, roped in during the mid-season break alongside Nigerian Kingsley Fasanmi, was the difference between Homeboyz and Sofapaka when Batoto Ba Mungu came calling in Kakamega in April. On Saturday, he opened the scoring proceedings against Western Stima in a what would be a 4-0 wallop of the powermen from Kisumu.
He is modest on what form he is on currently.
”I think I just play according to instructions. The goals, they come. When you position yourself well, chances are high that you will get lucky to be in the right position at the right time,” he says.
The forward, who has now played five times for Homeboyz, has formed an fluid square behind the opposition box that includes Ahmed Ali Bhai, Moses Mudavadi and David Okoth. The four, on Saturday, caused havoc for Stima, and he thinks there’s more to come.
”We are just getting our rhythm back after the brief break. I think we were on a high before sports was stopped and when we came back, the match against Kariobangi Sharks we were just unlucky. Plenty of chances but we failed to score. I am happy we bounced back against Stima,” he adds.
Homeboyz will travel to Posta Rangers next, this Friday 28th, and hope to re-ignite the spark that made them win two away matches on the bounce before the break.