April 2, 2023 Patrick

Newton Ochieng inspired by debut goal

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Midfielder Newton Ochieng is on the search for more goals after breaking his duck in the Kenyan top flight in the 3-0 win over Mathare United on Wednesday 29 March 2023 in Kasarani Annex.

On as a substitute, Newton raced down the middle in the 86th minute to slum home a well-weighted pass from debutant James Mazembe finishing off a counterattack.

His goal topped up on Kelvin Etemesi’s brace – debut goals in the Kenyan premier league – that handed City Stars a 2-0 cushion.

“It has been my daily dream to have a goal in the top flight. When I got subbed in, I knew we were going to have more goals because of the two-goal advantage we had,” said Ochieng

“The urge to score was on me, especially when after (Kelvin) Etemesi broke his league silence with a brace. It inspired me to put the ball back in the net even though at that stage we were playing without two players,”

“It feels good to score and hopefully in the coming next matches I will go in with the same urgency.”

Newton, an offseason signing from third-tier side Vapor Sports, was playing his 15th game of the season. He has so far amassed 607 minutes.

In the previous game against Wazito, Newton provided an assist that Mohammed Bajaber headed home for Simba wa Nairobi to claim all spoils right at the death with a 2-1 win.

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Newton Ochieng in action against Bidco United during an 18th round 2022-23 FKF Premier League tie in Feb 2023

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Newton Ochieng up against Ulinzi’s Bernard Ongoma in KAsarani Annex during an FKF matchday 17 tie on 26 Feb 2023. Ulinzi won 2-0

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