Five matches without a goal is not the kind of start Masoud Juma expected at Sony Sugar. However there was reprieve for the youngster when he scored his maiden goal for the Millers in the 3-0 victory over Western Stima in a Round 21 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played at the Afraha Stadium.
Masoud, who joined Sony Sugar in the June transfer window, has emerged as a regular member of the first team with head coach Salim Babu preferring to field him as a lone striker upfront or occasionally playing him alongside Daniel Ochieng’ in a twin striker partnership.
In an interview with Soka, the former Bandari forward expressed his delight at having opened his account adding that the load of expectation surrounding his arrival almost worked against him.
“I am happy that I have finally scored my first goal because in a way I have repaid the faith everyone at Sony Sugar has shown in me. They signed me to help the team score goals and I believe that this is a sign of better things to come,” Masoud told Soka.
Touted as the next Dennis Oliech, Masoud’s potential is beginning to rise to the fore at Awendo and the youngster spoke in glowing terms of Salim Babu who has been the man behind his renaissance after an underwhelming two year stay at Bandari.
“I am grateful to Sony Sugar for giving me playing time. It is not easy for a player to change clubs in June and emerge as a regular at his new club. Coach Babu has been amazing because he keeps motivating me and he has really helped me to build my confidence. I also want to thank my teammates for helping me settle into the team,” he added.
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