NAIROBI, Kenya, September 18 – 2012 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) player of the year Dan Sserunkuma, has set his sights on helping champions Gor Mahia retain the trophy rather than chasing the Golden Boot accolade.
The Ugandan, who is leading the KPL top scorer chart with 10 goals and two more than Sofapaka’s Enock Agwanda and Ulinzi Stars’ Stephen Waruru, says winning the award will just be a bonus.
“I’m focused on winning the trophy first and if I will be the top scorer then it will be a plus. My target is to at least score in the remaining matches and help my team defend the title.
“Everyone is focused and we are trying our best to implement what our coaches have taught us in training and ensure we utilize chances that we create,” the talisman who will be seeking to win his first Golden Boot award told Capital Sport.
The Cranes forward was bullish the new head coach Frank Nuttall, will steer them to defend the title that they won for the first time in 18 years.
“The new coach is good because he encourages us to have a winning mentality and everyone is motivated to give his best. We lost many players in the mid season but the new ones are adapting well and hopefully at the end of the season we will lift the trophy.
“We have to keep on working hard and fight for the team because the remaining matches are very crucial. Hopefully we get maximum points.”
Sserunkuma who has stamped authority in the club since joining two years ago from Nairobi City Stars and says his partnership with youngster Timothy Otieno is good.
K’Ogalo who managed to win once and draw twice in their matches at hand, has a long way to go in order to defend the title since they are yet to face fourth placed Chemelil Sugar, Bandari, City Stars, Mathare United, Sofapaka, Muhoroni and KRA.
Only three points separate leaders Gor who has 44 and fourth placed Chemelil, making the league wide open.