After months in the cold, Osborne Monday is back in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and has been enlisted at Kakamega Homeboyz for the second half of the season, in what head coach Nicholas Muyoti says is a big catch for his side.
Monday, a former Mathare United, Sofapaka, Tusker and Kariobangi Sharks man, has completed the move to the Kakamega based team and got his debut on Wednesday 3 April, marking it with victory as Homeboyz trounced Ulinzi Stars 1 – 0 at Bukhungu Stadium.
Muyoti’s move to the team has changed fortunes at the side and as Monday settles in, the coach believes he has the right ammunition for the war that is the KPL and believes the younger lads will tap as much as possible from the experienced heads.
“Of course we know Monday is a talented player and he has the experience needed at this stage. We want to benefit a lot from that and he adds to a good pool of experienced players and leaders that we have in the team so as a coach I am happy to have him.
“We have experience in Allan (Wanga) upfront and in midfield now we have Monday, who has good composure and can dictate the game. At the back we have (Moses) Chikati and (David) Juma in goal.
“I want to build the team around these players and I am happy that they are leading by example in the way they talk to the younger players and how they handle them,” he noted.
Muyoti’s knowledge of Monday’s quality can’t be in question; the two played together at Sofapaka earlier this decade and after introducing him in the second half of th Ulinzi Stars win, Muyoti could still line up Monday in the next game when the team faces Chemelil Sugar.