Gor Mahia’s new Burundian catch, Francis Mustapha, scored K’Ogalo’s second goal in 3-1 win against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Kisumu’s Moi Stadium on Monday.
Innocent Wafula had broken the ice earlier with Kevin Omondi “Ade”, who substituted Mustafa sealing the three points later in the game with the third.
The goal was the ex-Kiyovu forward’s first in the Kenyan Premier League since joining the run-away league toppers in June this year from the Rwanda’s topflight.
“It felt very nice, I’m happy and I thank God for the goal,” the soft spoken attacker, who scored 11 times for Kiyovu last season as they finished 5th in the league, said.
“I received the pass from Karim Nizigiyimana – I managed to dodge the opposing defenders before sending the goalkeeper the wrong way for the goal,” he described the 33rd minute goal.
The 20-year-old said he has not been under pressure to score and he knew goals would come so long as he plays well.
“I was not under pressure at all. I knew goals will come so long as I settle and play well.”
Mustapha had scored twice for the coach Dylan Kerr’s side in the regional Cecafa Kagame Cup but was yet to open his account for them in the league.
He confesses that KPL is a very physical league and to cope well he has paid for gym services to improve his strength and conditioning.
“KPL is a very tough league physically but so far I have enjoyed the experience and I want to thank my teammates for supporting me, I really feel at home at Gor.
“I’m preparing to cope better moving forward and today I started my gym work which I have already paid for,” he concluded.
Gor return to action Thursday at home at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium against Chemelil Sugar and Mustafa will have another chance if selected to prove worth.
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