May 15, 2023 Patrick Korir

Ronney Kola: Topflight is a great experience

Ronney Kola up against Marvin Nabwire of Kenya Police during FKF Premier League match day 15 in KAsarani Annex on Wed 8 Feb 2023. Police won 2-1

Defensive midfielder Ronney Kola has talked up his debut Kenyan Premier League season and is happy with what it has offered him so far.

Ruled out of the whole of last season due to injury, Kola recovered in time and claimed his place in the team starting with a full game against Bidco United in the season-opener in Nyayo where he emerged as the MVP albeit being fielded as a makeshift centre-back.

He went on to clock another full game in that position in the next game against Tusker. After two substitute appearances in the next five games against Posta Rangers and AFC Leopards, Kola was back to register eight full straight games as a stopper from match day 8 to 15.

“When I was playing as a centre back I believed that I had qualities that would give me an edge in the league. That was my feeling then, it’s still my feeling now,” said Kola

“The season has been a great experience. The Kenyan Premier League is a very good platform and I must say I appreciate coach (Nicholas Muyoti) for trusting me to play as a centre back especially after I had had a very long layoff due to injury,”

“I thank God for the opportunity granted and I am hopefull that I will get to play many more games.”

Kola has so far featured in 15 games this season clocking 997 minutes.

He registered ten full games in the first leg and has seen playtime reduce in the second leg after earning three substitute appearances in games against Sofapaka, Wazito, and Kakamega Homeboyz.

It’s in the last two games against Wazito and Kakamega Homeboyz that Kola played as a spoiler.

Ronney Kola

Nairobi City Stars defender Ronney Kola keeps his eye on AFC Leopards forward Ojo Olaniyi during a Premier League game on 4 Jan 2023 in Kasarani Main Stadium.

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