Oduor keen to end goal drought against Sony

Mathare United's Chrsipin Oduor (right) dribbles past Western Stima's Kennedy Otieno in a past KPL match played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Oduor is keen to extend his tally of four goals against Sony Sugar on Saturday 15 July.

Chrispin Oduor is eager to extend his goal tally on Saturday 15 June when we lock horns with Sony Sugar in a Round 16 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match set to be played at the Ruaraka Stadium.

Oduor, who is the club’s top scorer with four goals under his belt, has had a dip in form in the last two matches that ended in barren draws against AFC Leopards and Zoo Kericho. In the latter, he was guilty of spurning two sitters inside the opening quarter as we settled for a point.

Interestingly Oduor will also be coming up against his elder brother Frederick Uche Onyango in this tie and he is already relishing the challenge of coming out tops in that duel after winning the reverse fixture.

Sibling rivalry

“If you compare the two games last year and take it like a Champions League game they would have gone through. It was a league match so we took the three points.

“On Saturday it should be a good game and we expect to win. I’m excited about it. It will be a good feeling to score against Sony Sugar. My brother will also be playing so it will be nice to score against him and hopefully win,” said Chris.   

The only surviving member of the 2008 title winning squad, Oduor admits that he has been under pressure to lead our young team this season adding that a win on Saturday will put us in good stead of climbing out the relegation zone.

Huge win

“The pressure is on all of us but being a senior player you will always be on the spotlight because the young players still have time. For us we should do it now. Hopefully we can be a good example to them and ensure that we come out of that position very soon.

“It will be huge if we can win that match. We haven’t won in a long time and all the players know that. Come Saturday we just have to get that job done,” added Oduor who is in his second stint at the club.

With this being our first home match after the midseason break, Oduor has called on the fans to rally behind the boys tomorrow.

Rallying call

“We need the fans now more than ever. We expect them to be behind us even in these difficult times. They should not shun away from attending our matches. For sure we are going to make them proud,” concluded Oduor.

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Club top scorer Chrispin Oduor itching to break his duck in the Round 16 KPL match against Sony Sugar.