Converted right back Rowland Makati is still all smiles after his maiden premier league goal handed Nairobi City Stars a much-needed 2-1 win against Nzoia Sugar on Sunday 24 September 2023 in Ruaraka.
Makati pounced on a spilled ball after the Nzoia keeper had tamed a Samuel Kapen penalty to score the second and winning goal 17 minutes into the second half.
“I had been waiting for that debut goal from my new position as a right back. I am happy it came, finally. But most importantly, I am super happy it brought us the first win of the season,” he said
“We needed those points and I am glad that the entire team put in 100% to contribute to the win,”
Makati, a former attacking midfielder, was only playing his 15th premier league game on Sunday. He reckons he has more to offer;
“I believe there’s more to come from where that debut goal came from as the coach has been urging me to attack from my channel,” added Makati
In scoring the winner on Sunday, Makati was named the MVP in the game and went on to earn a place in the team of the week after matchday four.
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— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) September 24, 2023
Team of The Week.
— FKF Premier League (@Officialfkfpl) September 25, 2023