Gor Mahia new signing Tito Okelo may be new in town but he knows quite well that the Green Army no longer gets excited merely by winning the Kenyan Premier League.
It is for this reason the ex-Vipers man has set his sight straight on a good show at the continental stage.
“I know at Gor Mahia winning the League title is expected, not hoped for. So, once you get the privilege of playing here you aim to excite the fans. And to be honest having followed their recent performance I think the only thing that would excite them now is if we played well at the continental arena.”
Tito has himself tasted CAF Champions League football when they failed to make it past the playoffs with the then 2018 Ugandan Premier League champions – Vipers FC in 2019.
“I have experienced the beauty of playing at the continental level. You feel special, you feel different, you win home matches, your fans are happy and you feel invincible. I know there are other local expectations like winning the Mashemeji Derby but I also know this is Gor Mahia and those no longer make the fans happy. They want the club to do well in Africa and that is what we as players should have as our first priority.”
With good training, planning and coordination with his teammates, Tito Okelo believes that the focus is continental glory, winning domestic competitions will be achievable for the club. He is now looking forward to meeting his teammates, coaching staff to strategize for the new football season as soon as it is possible to play again.