January 9, 2023 Patrick Korir

Elly Kessy Osotsi talks up Premier League debut

Elly Osotsi against AFC Leopards on Wed Jan 2023 on his Kenyan topflight debut

Six-foot-four stopper Elly Kessy Osotsi had mixed feelings after registering career firsts on Wednesday 4 January 2023 as Nairobi City Stars hosted AFC Leopards in the 60,000-seater Kasarani Stadium during a premier league match day seven tie.

In the game, the towering Osotsi, signed from Kangemi All-Stars in the off-season, took up the place of seasoned Kenedy Vidic Onyango in City Stars’ backline to earn his maiden Kenyan Premier League game.

Not only did he earn a start on his debut, but it was also the first time that he was setting foot in the expansive stadium for a game.

He talked up the experience on the day, against a team in the stature of Leopards.

“The debut came with lots of pressure. But I chose to look at the milestones achieved while taking home important lessons,”

“Earning a first Premier league game, making the starting lineup, playing in Kasarani against a famed Leopards side, are all highlights achieved in one day,”

“From the game, I now have a reference point to pick up from as I seek to feature in more premier league games for Nairobi City Stars,” added the 20-year old Osotsi

Osotsi clocked 38 minutes on his debut before giving way to Ronney Kola who went on to earn his fourth top-flight game.

Elly Osotsi

Elly Osotsi (no. 4) during his debut on Wed Jan 2023. He was subbed by Ronney Kola in the 40th minute