Stima youngsters can make a difference, Says Ojung’a

Former Gor Mahia Youth, midfielder Geoffrey Ojung’a believes the youngsters at Western Stima can lift the team up from the relegation zone.

Ojung’a, defensive block in Coach Abdallah Juma’s Stima side, was roped in during the mid season break alongside junior international Richdonald Bolo and Rodgers Omondi- also fresh out of high school. The trio joined fellow youngsters Laban Otieno and Clinton Bulimo, a duo that amassed plenty of minutes during the first half of the season.

Speaking after their BetKing Premier League clash against Western Stima on Saturday, Ojung’a- gutted at dropping points at home, saw some positives.

”We should have grabbed all three points against Posta Rangers. Even through we started slowly, we grew into the game and totally dominated everything. It’s a shame we couldn’t convert the many chances that we created,” he says.

Stima went down just in the first minute through Francis Nambute’s header but recovered to tie the scores with Mukisa Junior on the scoresheet. From here, it was one way traffic for the Kisumu power men. Coach Juma made a series of changes in the second half, throwing in Bolo to aid Ouma and Ojung’a already in and more chances came about. Ojung’a noticed this.

Rodgers Ouma (R) goes in to challenge Posta Rangers’ Jackson Dwang.

”I loved Bolo’s introduction. We were already doing well with Rodgers in the midfield and when Bolo came, he added a lot of speed on the flank. I think he also almost gave us a penalty,” adds Ojung’a.

Stima lie second from bottom on the 17-team BKPL log and the midfielder already sees positives in the near future.

”We can do it. You first have to play well and that we are already doing. With more confidence I see us winning matches and coming out of that zone,” he concludes.

Stima will travel to Kakamega Homeboyz on Saturday 22nd, a side that lost by a solitary goal to Kariobangi Sharks last Friday.

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