A few eyebrows were raised when Kenya Premier League moneybags Wazito FC signed Paul Mungai Kiongera. The former AFC Leopards and KCB striker had been out of action for a while but Wazito decided to take a gamble on him.
Their faith was repaid when the striker stepped up to score the equalizer in a tight 1-1 draw with Tusker at the Ruaraka Grounds on Sunday. The second-half substitute was making his debut and he could not have made a better impact.
Speaking on the draw, the former Harambee Stars striker assured fans that he is ready to help the team in any way adding that the goal was a bonus to how hard everyone worked against Robert Matano’s title hopefuls.
“It felt good to score my first goal for Wazito on my KPL debut for the club. It was more important for the team because it helped us avoid defeat and also pick a point at a very difficult ground, it will definitely help us build the moment going forward,” he said.
The forward added that his main aim is to help the team move up the table by performing well in the remaining league assignments of the season.
“I have not set any targets, my goal is just to keep helping the team win games. If it’s through scoring, assisting or even defending, I will give my best for the team because we want to move up in the table,” he added.
Wazito FC is in a good run of form and has not lost in the last three league fixtures. They will be hoping to extend that run when they face off with Zoo Kericho on Sunday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.