Ulinzi Stars forward Enosh Ochieng has taken with elation the Kenya national team call up for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) and hopes to become a better player as he makes this leap in his career.
It is his first ever call up to the national team, and a deserved reward after conjuring a fine season, which sees him vie for the Golden Boot in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).
Named among the 30 players in the provisional team to prepare for the qualifiers coming right after the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Enosh termed this a positive reflection of the season he has had with Ulinzi Stars and he wants to keep the good run going.
“I am happy. Like any player, I have ambitions, and to be handed a national team call is not a mean feat. There is a big pool of players in KPL and I was among the players considered so that is not a mean feat. I am very positive as I head into the future, this being my first ever call up.
“It is a good learning chance for me and reflects positively on the season I have had. I try to learn something new every day and now I have a big chance. I say I am ready for this challenge and I approach it positively and with an open mind,” he told the club website.
The forward, who has banged in 16 goals in the season, says the morale emanating from the national team call up, is what he wants to carry to his team in the final four matches of the season, just to see that they finish strongly.
“It has not been a good season for us. The past few matches particularly have not been good and even as the national team call up sinks in, I know I have a duty to help my team. I can’t forget that. The motivation that comes from the call up is what I want to transfer to helping the team finish strongly in the remaining matches,” he added.
Enosh will be hoping to extend his goal tally when his team travels to Awasi to take on Chemelil Sugar this Sunday, 18 May.