Keroka Technical Institute wing-back Eugene Luseno will in the mid of August 2018 have a second bite at the cherry at his attempt go professional when he flies to Sweden for a try-out with Div 2 side AIF Motala. Luseno, turning 22 this year, saw his potential break with Angolan side Kabuscorp last year fall through having successfully attended trials with the side.
He says he could not cope with the kind of contract Kabuscorp offered but smiles at this second chance all the same.
‘’I went to Angola in March last year for two weeks trials with Kabuscorp but they offered to sign me in their junior team. I only lasted two months playing in their youth team but handed in my transfer request,’’ reveals Luseno who found the going tough in Luanda adding that he had been promised more.
‘’Kabuscorp was to cater for everything but after they signed me in their junior team they cut off food, accommodation and transport to the playing field. This was costly and I could not cope,’’ says the former Kenyatta National Hospital, Egerton University and Nairobi County FC player.
Still taking his studies at Keroka, Luseno will have to put on hold his school when the Swedish trials session commences. Motala, one of the oldest clubs in Sweden having been founded in 1907, currently sits 5th in the Div 2 log and is home to former Platinum Stars and South African midfielder Vaughan Miller.
In his quest to one day play for the national team Harambee Stars, Luseno hopes he secures this one.
"This is the best deal to have come by and I could not turn down. The club have offered to cater for my travel and accommodation so I will give my best to secure this chance my aim is to one day play for the national team Harambee Stars," he adds.
He is currently in school gearing up for the national institute ball games. He plays both on the left and right.