Kenyan midfield maestro star Humphrey Mieno has expressed his readiness for his first appearance for the Ethiopian top tier side St. George SC.
Mieno is set to take to the field for the first time in a match scheduled for this weekend.
The Midfield Maestro signed from Gor Mahia in January but was League-tied, barring him from playing in the first leg matches this season.
The former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards midfielder has since received a green light to hit the ground running this Sunday against St. George’s local rivals Bahir Dar as the second leg round kicks off.
Mieno credited his former teammate Patrick Matasi and former coach Stewart Hall who are both currently at his new club for helping him slot into life in Ethiopia quickly.
“It has been easy settling in here, mainly because of my colleague (Patrick) Matasi and the coach (Stewart Hall),” Said Mieno.
Good morning, five AFC Leopards players; Edwin Wafula, Jackson Saleh, Noah Wafula, Humphrey Mieno and Joseph… http://t.co/1K5GoAM83E— AFC Leopards SC (@AFCLeopards) October 11, 2014
He played with Matasi at AFC Leopards and also played under coach Stewart at Sofapaka.
The midfielder also commented on the football style in Ethiopia and how he is adapting to it. He expressed his love for competitive football by reiterating on how he was missing a competitive kick on the ball.
“It’s a fast passing game here. There is more emphasis on technique compared to the physical aspect but the adaptation has been fast. It’s been a while without playing and I had started missing competitive football. I’m good to go,” he added.
St George currently sit third in the Ethiopian Top tier prior to the Kenyan’s debut.
Coach Hall will be hoping for a fruitful reunion with his former player as he chases league glory.