Kenya Premier League side Sony Sugar has added yet another group of Kisumu players to their roster after snatching Patrick Ochieng from Y-zone FC. The youngster who spent most of his teenage year at Manyatta Youth Resource Center playing for Manyatta United, was given a 5 year contract by Sony.
The millers are currently coached by Patrick Odhiambo who has previously coached Agro Chemical FC, Western Stima FC and Kisumu Day High School. Ochieng was signed together with former Western Stima left-bacl Jeconia Ogendo.
The two Kisumu-bred players join sizeable number of players from the city who have found home in Awendo. They include defender Salim Odeka (Formerly with Obunga FC), midfielders Stephen Otieno (formerly with Kisumu Hot Stars) and Tobias Omondi (Formerly with Manyatta United).
Sony was also Kisumu legend Kevin Oluoch’s last station before hanging his boots after the 2018 KPL season.
While speaking to Soka.co.ke, Ochieng revealed that he was ready to fight for his place at Sony even if he was that young- only 19 years of age.
”It won’t be easy I know. I join a side that already has established defenders. I want to repay the faith the club has shown in me by fighting for a chance and delivering when given one. Basically, I want to give my all for SoNy Sugar,” he says.
Ochieng has also played for the Kenya U20 national team where he spent an entire month in camp in April as the team prepared for their Africa up of Nations Qualifiers against Rwanda.