Oduor eyeing CECAFA gold

Chrispin Oduor celebrates his goal against Gor Mahia at the Thika Stadium on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Chrispin Oduor believes Harambee Stars have their work cut out in the upcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup set to begin on December 3.

Kenya, who are in Group A alongside Rwanda, Libya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, will be looking to reclaim the title they last won in 2013 under the guidance of Adel Amrocuhe.

This will be the first assignment for newly appointed head coach Paul Put who has spent less than a fortnight preparing the team for the regional tourney.

Oduor, the club's top scorer this season with 11 goals, was called up late to camp by Put after Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna pulled out due to injury. Oduor expressed his delight in the call up adding that he hopes to impress the coaches.

Different levels 

“It is great to get a call up. The national team and club are two different levels but I want to take my chance here. The coach is good so I hope everything goes well.

“It will be great if I can do that because it is my performance in the league that gave me this call up. If I can maintain that it will be good for me and for the team too,” said Oduor.

Despite being placed in what has been dubbed the group of death, Oduor insists that they have to wrestle the title from Uganda who won the last edition held in Ethiopia in 2015.

Step up 

“We are the hosts so anything besides winning the trophy will not look good enough. It is up to us to step up and win the title," he asserted 

It remains to be seen whether Put will hand the 30 year old his debut against Rwanda's Amavubi at the Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.