After penning a long-term with Kariobangi Sharks FC, Musa Ekai has articulated his awareness of the `huge task’ that lies ahead as the club prepares for the 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season.
The budding striker was signed by Sharks as replacement for Masoud Juma, who left a lasting reputation after scoring 17 league goals to emerge as the top scorer. The latter’s heroics saw him move to South African Premier League side, Cape Town City FC.
The 2018 season is most definitely deemed crucial for Kariobangi Sharks, who will be seeking to build on last season’s performance. The William Muluya coached side reached the finals of the Gotv Shield Tournament and managed a third place finish in the league, all in their maiden season of top flight football.
Ekai is now ready to guide his new club to their dreams and believes that he can fill Masoud’s shoes as time goes by.
“I’m pleased to get this opportunity. I’ve been training with the team for the past couple of weeks and to finally get a contract here is a great step in my career as I’ve always hoped to play top flight football though I never imagined the opportunity will come this early,’’ Ekai told the club’s website.
“Sharks is a good team, a dream team not only for me but for most upcoming players as it’s one of the few teams that young players are given that rare opportunity to prove their worth.
“I know there are a number of good strikers here and I will have to work even harder to earn a spot in the team. I’ve played alongside Sanneh (Ebrimma) during training sessions and he’s been such an inspiration to me.
“The coach has challenged me to try and fill Masoud’s shoes, I know it’s quite a huge task (filling the void left by Masoud) but one that I’m relishing to take in the next 6 months or a season later hopefully,” added the former Nakuru All-Stars forward.