Nicholas Muyoti will oversee Kakamega Homeboyz FC for a second season as head coach, having taken the mantle midway through the last campaign- and excelled at it.
The former Kenyan International maintains a huge portion of his soldiers from last season and with the few exits- has already found replacements he believes will fill in the little gaps left.
Stephen Etyang is one such addition- shipped in from Nzoia Sugar FC, and a wide offensive threat from the flanks and one that has been on Muyoti’s radar for a long time.
The winger, whose journey to the top flight had been plagued by injuries while his comrades from the Green Commandos class of 2014 excelled in their various stations, is now in his second year in the top flight. His has been a journey of patience.
”I had the belief from way back. I have played with better players before and I knew my time would come if only I mastered a little patience. My vision was clear and in all the teams that I have been in, I put all the effort I could manage,” Etyang tells Soka at their training base in Kakamega.
Moving to Homeboyz is a positive thing for him he believes, apart from being coached by someone with immense belief in him, he gets to play alongside more experienced players in Kenya’s top division. From playing in the FKF division one league after a brief spell at Palos FC, the diminutive forward welcomes the new challenge in Kakamega.
”I feel there’s some improvement in terms of levels. It’s a new challenge and there are more experienced players at Homeboyz. This can help me improve,” adds the Kakamega High School alumnus.
Muyoti’s team- one blessed with speedy attackers, adds Etyang to their roster alongside Christopher Masinza from Vihiga United, Ronald Omino (SoNy), Noah Wafula (Tusker) and Shami Mwinyi (KCB). The lot joins such sharpness in attack in the way of Moses Mudavadi, Ahmed Ali Bhai, Peter Thiong’o, Selemani Manjenga, Allan Wanga among others.
Etyang wants to make the most out of this.
”I want to more ruthless this time in the final third. If I do not get a goal I want to at least be a provider of the assists to our strikers. Generally, I want to improve on my goals and assists tally from last season,” he concludes.
Kakamega Homeboyz’s first assignment is arguably their most favorite fixture in the top flight. They host AFC Leopards in Bukhungu on Sunday afternoon, a side they picked four points from in the last season.