Perfect return for Omondi as KCB stretch unbeaten run

Kenya Commercial Bank’s 2-0 Monday take-down of Mount Kenya United in a week 13 Kenyan Premier League match not only lifts the team up to the 10th position on the log but also means Frank Ouna and Sammy Omollo’s side is now unbeaten in eight matches.

The Machakos clash may be special to the bankers generally but it marks a gallant return of one Victor Omondi- a player set-back by injuries over the past couple of months. Setting up the first goal for Bolton Omwenga and scoring the second- the former Nzoia Sugar man wore the Bankers colors for the first time since being stretchered off against Western Stima in Kisumu last year- a case of ligament tear that would keep him out for a while.

He is a happy man now.

”It feels great to be back playing, that’s what every player wants. To come back and score is even better and I hope I can continue with the hard work my teammates have been putting in in recent matches.

My aim right now when called upon is to ensure we continue climbing up,” Omondi tells Soka.

KCB- upon their return to the top flight, never had the best starts in the league and the management even had to throw in a couple of suspensions when results weren’t forthcoming. However, after taking down AFC Leopards for their first win on 12th January, things look to have straightened a bit, and Omondi believes in the quality aspect of their team.

Omondi was at Nzoia Sugar before switching to KCB

”We have a great squad here, and we know that, so with a little confidence we can actually go all the way into the top 8. That can be a good start,” he adds.

The 23 year old was recalled into the squad last week after six months out when they traveled to Zoo FC but did not feature- instead earning a start in their next clash against Mount Kenya.

He was part of the 18-man SportPesa All Stars squad that traveled to Spain for a series of friendly matches against Sevilla Atletico and Cordoba CF. Before KCB, Omondi spent two seasons at Nzoia Sugar- a club started representing while still in Friends School Bukembe.