NAIROBI, Kenya- Tusker FC forward Timothy Otieno stated his intent to win the Kenya
Premier League (KPL) Golden Boot Award after receiving the November LG/Sports Journalists
Association of Kenya (SJAK) player award.
The free scoring
striker beat Ulinzi Stars FC forward Oscar Wamalwa and Sofapaka FC’s Brian
Nyakan to the coveted crown, which comes with a handsome KSHs 100,000 cheque
and 49-inch television set.
Otieno scored five times in November to stand out among the
final three shortlisted for the crown to become just the third player to win
the crown more than once.
He last won it during his time at Posta Rangers four years
“I knew the award was not far off because of the kind of run
the team has had and credit to my teammates for helping me get this
recognition,” an elated Otieno said at the team’s training grounds in Ruaraka.
He bagged a brace against Nzoia Sugar FC before getting on
the score sheet each time he came up against Kenya Commercial Bank FC (KCB),
Western Stima FC and his former employers Posta.
He now wants to score at least eight more goals in the
remaining 16 league games to hit a target set at the beginning of the season.
“That month got me called up to the national team and I want
to keep scoring to maintain my stay with Harambee Stars and help Kenya achieve
“I also aspire to lay my hands on the golden boot. It has
been my dream and I have tried to win it in the past but it looks feasible this
season with the entire team firing on all cylinders. They can really help me
win it,” Otieno concluded.
Otieno is second on the goal scoring charts, trailing only
AFC Leopards SC John Mark Makwatta by two goals.