Okello eyes clean sheet against Rangers

Mathare United goalkeeper David Okello in full flight during a past warm up session.

David Okello is keen on extending his clean sheet record in Saturday’s encounter against Posta Rangers at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru.

Okello, who joined the club in June this year, has reclaimed his place as the first choice after sitting on the bench in the season opener against Chemelil Sugar.

He has not conceded for 180 minutes having kept back-to-back clean sheets against Nzoia Sugar and Ulinzi Stars. In fact, he was named man of the match against in the 3-0 win against Nzoia at Bukhungu.

Motivation

“It feels good to have a positive start. The man of the match award against Nzoia really motivated me because it was my first start of the season. It was a tough match but I am happy I helped the team get its first away win against Nzoia,” said Okello.

Posta Rangers coach Sammy “Pamzo” Omollo has given his side a new lease of life with the arrival of youngsters Ken Mutembei, Brian Juma, Francis Nambute and William Odero this transfer window. While Okello expects a strong challenge from the mailmen, he insists that the team should bounce back to winning ways.

Momentum

“We have a very good momentum in the league and we will be going for maximum points. Posta have a very good blend of experience and youth just like us so it will be a close contest.

“Keeping a clean sheet is therefore important even as we focus on winning,” added the experienced custodian.