Muguna admits to armband motivation

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Captain Kenneth Muguna admits that getting the armband has motivated him to work extra hard as he looks to win more trophies at Gor Mahia.

The 2016 Kenyan Premier League player of the year, who is on his second spell at K’Ogalo after leaving the club in 2018 just a few months after winning the 2017 league title, was appointed as Harun Shakava’s successor in August last year.

Muguna has so far led from the front as he was the club’s leading scorer with seven goals before the league was suspended owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

By time of the league’s suspension in March, Gor Mahia were sitting pretty at the top of the table standings with 54 points, seven ahead of second-placed Kakamega Homeboyz.

“As you know, the armband comes with a lot of responsibilities which is good not only for me but for the whole team. I’m glad the new role has motivated me to work extra hard and contribute more to the team,” Muguna told official Gor Mahia website.

“I am not feeling any pressure at all. It’s just how you handle yourself and relate with your teammates both on and off the pitch. We are all working towards achieving a common goal, which is to win as more trophies as possible.

“Just like any other person, I want to leave a lasting legacy here. I want to be remembered for making the club proud and winning titles nothing else.”

Commenting on the league’s suspension and the uncertainty surrounding its conclusion, Muguna said: “This situation has affected us (players) both mentally and financially. We no longer get the training allowances nor the match bonuses. It’s a difficult moment for us.”Attachments area

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