‘Agwambo’ keen on taking Sofapaka to promised land

Monday, January 23rd, 2023 09:30 | By
‘Agwambo’ keen on taking Sofapaka to promised land
Sofapakas Maqbul Ochola (Right) sheilds the ball from Vincent Otieno of Nairobi City Stars during a recent league match INSET: Maqbul (left) replaces Roy Okal during arecent match. PD/ SPOTPICHA

Sofapaka’s campaign in the 2022/2023 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League can be described as fast and furious and especially after coming up with specifications geared at reclaiming the title which has eluded them since 2009.

One of the policies set by the club owner, Elly Mboni Kalekwa is to invest in the youth for growth and development.

Sofapaka has roped in several young players, notably 19-year-old striker Maqbul “Agwambo” Ocholla, who is touted as the next big thing in Batoto Ba Mungu’s ranks.

Since joining Sofapaka, Ocholla has been adept in controlling the proceedings and at times fallen back to cut out the opposition’s inroads in the team’s territory. At this rate, Ocholla is bound to be a defensive midfielder at Sofapaka.

Ocholla, a product of Makongeni Sports Association honed his skills at St. Peters Mumias High School, which is mostly known for academic excellence that sports transcendence, before relocating to Nairobi from where he was enrolled at Dagoretti High School.

“I attended Mumias High School from Form 1 to 3 and then joined Dago (Dagoretti) in Form Four. Joining the school in Nairobi was the turning point in my career since I was at a vantage position of being spotted by KPL teams. Now I’m at Sofapaka and the rest is history,” said Ocholla.

“All along, it has been my dream to play for a top tier league side and when the chance came calling to join Sofapaka, I was on cloud nine,”

Ocholla, who has won two out of three matches he has played for Sofapak,a is yearning for more.

“Let me assure the club fans that scoring will come sooner rather than later,” he said.

 Ocholla while conceding that playing in the KPL is no child’s play.

“The rigors of the league are not a joke but I’m getting used to it. You have to be dedicated, disciplined and fearless to make it. I know Sofapaka wants results and this is what I will strive to achieve as long as I’m in the team,” offered Ocholla.

The youngster’s biggest dream is to impress for Sofapaka to make it to the national team Harambee Stars.

“Nothing makes a player proud than a national team call-up. It’s achievable for a good measure if you work hard on the pitch.  At Sofapaka, we have a good coach and very supportive management under President Elly Kalekwa and personally, I fail to see why I cannot achieve my dreams,” said Ocholla.

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