Kenya is set to host next years 2018 CHAN Championships with preparations already underway. The team that could possibly feature has already been assembled and is currently in Morocco to partake in two friendly games against Mauritania and Morocco. Of the 22 players in the traveling contingent, nine are receiving their first call ups to the national team. A sign of growth within the national team set up.
Dream Come True
Striker Pistone Mutamba is one of those nine receiving his first call up, the Wazito FC player who has lit up the National Super League (NSL) with his goals is humbled and beyond words with the opportunity of representing his nation.
"To me it is a dream come true. I have never wanted anything as much as playing for the national team," " the lanky striker told Soka.
Speed, Height, Power
As the top scorer in the NSL so far with 10 goals, Mutamba has led his team to within four points of league leaders Vihiga United in the fight to gain promotion to the Premier League. His speed, height and power are assets that he capitalizes on.
Spotted during the national school games in 2014, Wazito moved quick to snap up a potential but raw talent who would eventually live up to the faith placed in him by becoming the 2015 NSL top scorer.
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With the national team call up, Mutamba is eager and raring to go and show his worth; "I have been received well by the coaches and the other experienced players who have amassed a great number of caps. My ambition is to work extra hard so that this doesn't become a one-off thing. I hope I get the chance to play and I promise I will not disappoint." he added.
Mutamba is not the only player from Wazito who has impressed so far this season and earned a call up, striker Joseph Waithira has started to become a regular in the national team fold.