Defensive midfielder Clifford Ouma Otieno is a happy lad after earning his first full Kenyan Premier League game as Nairobi City Stars forced a 0-0 draw away to Posta Rangers in Thika Stadium on Sunday 11 December 2022.
His first start ended up well as he went on to clock a full 90 minutes in the process picking up a man-of-the-match accolade.
“I feel I did well in my first 90+ debut game, but there’s still lots to do. I want to thank my Coach (Nicholas Muyoti) for giving me an opportunity to prove myself,”
“I suppose he was satisfied with what he saw in that game and I believe he’ll build more confidence in me as time goes by,” said Cliff, the former Migori Youth skipper
Migori Youth captain Clifford Ouma joins Simba wa Nairobi.
The defensive midfielder will replace Sven Yidah in the middle of the park and has been handed the number 18 jersey previously donned by the Marumo Gallants midfielder.#FKFPL pic.twitter.com/Y1pW4FjXyO
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On the way to a complete premiership game, Clifford was introduced to the Kenyan top flight in Ruaraka on matchday two against Tusker FC after replacing Peter Opiyo in the 87th minute.
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He earned more minutes in the next game against FC Talanta at the same venue in match day three after taking up Opiyo’s place in the 79th minute.
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) December 4, 2022
His debut never went well as Simba wa Nairobi went down 4-1 to the defending Champions Tusker.
“It was my debut day against Tusker but the big day never went well. We lost. I hate losing. I hope to gather more minutes and playtime as we go along and help my team gain more positive results.”
Clifford will be hoping to retain his place in the squad as City Stars heads away to face Nzoia United in Sudi in match day five on Saturday 17 December 2022.