March 21, 2023 Patrick Korir

Newton Ochieng stays positive

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

Central attacking midfielder Newton Ochieng aka Tony is of the opinion that Nairobi City Stars will have an improved second leg.

Not just the team, but himself too at a personal level, as he is now more familiar with the top-flight terrain.

“I believe in my team and our coaches. We are now in the second leg and we are more prepared and focused. There will be more positive results than during the first leg,”said the former Vapor Sports and Upper Hill lad before adding;

“On a personal note I am still putting in extra work in training because I want to step up and advance from where I reached in the first leg,”

“I think I am growing well an getting used to the level I am in now. It’s a good experience that I am facing everyday despite the challenges we face,”

Newton has so far featured in 14 of 20 games played nailing down five starts. He went on to complete one game against Ulinzi Stars

“Before the match I was already prepared and I knew that I was going to start. Not just to start but to have my first full match,”

“It was a tough game but I had the greatest moment in the field against a strong team like Ulinzi with all that experience and quality in every department,” he said of the Ulinzi tie that City Stars went on to lose 2-0 at Kasarani Annex

On his topflight debut season, Newton has so far managed to clock 585 minutes.

Newton Ochieng, City Stars

Nairobi City Stars midfielder Newton Ochieng in action against Kenya Police during the Elite Cup tournament in Kasarani Annex in September 2022

, , ,