‘Softie’ might be at Homeboyz, but the heart and soul belongs to Gor


'Softie' might be at Homeboyz, but the heart and soul belongs to Gor
Kevin Miraras (L) of Everton FC tackle John Ndirangu of Gor Mahia FC during their SportPesa Super cup friendly match at The National stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 13, 2017. Everton FC won 2-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Kakamega Homeboyz midfielder John Ndirangu is focusing on returning to Gor Mahia when his loan spell expires at the end of the season.
  • Ndirangu, popularly known as 'Softie, joined K'Ogalo at the beginning of the 2017 season but was shipped out to Homeboyz on a loan deal at the beginning of the 2018.
  • Ndirangu attributed his loss of form to being in "comfort zone".

Kakamega Homeboyz midfielder John Ndirangu is focusing on returning to Gor Mahia when his loan spell expires at the end of the season.

Ndirangu, popularly known as ‘Softie, joined K’Ogalo at the beginning of the 2017 season but was shipped out to Homeboyz on a loan deal at the beginning of the 2018 after failing to nail a regular starting slot in the  Dylan Kerr coached Gor.

However, the speedy winger has made it clear that he will be angling for a return to his parent club Gor.

“I want to return to form. My current coaching staff is putting in a lot of hard work to ensure that I attain my target, and I thank them for that,” he said adding that, “my focus is to give the best to Homeboyz – that’s my return ticket to Gor – and a national team call-up.”

Ndirangu who has previously turned out for AFC Leopards, Kariobangi Sharks and Nakuru All-Stars believes that hard work can still earn him a place in the national team.

“I added a lot of weight that hindered my chances of being selected for matches and thee aim is to cut off and get back to my best shape,” he said.

Ndirangu attributed his loss of form to being in “comfort zone”.

“At Gor, there was a lot of competition for places and only the best in form makes it to matchday team,” he added

Home Boyz lie eighth in the league standings having won their opener against Thika United, before losing to Sofapaka last weekend.

Homeboyz have shown title ambitions with some high profile signings including that of goal poacher Allan Wanga, former Tusker captain James Situma and Noah Wafula– all of whom joined the team from 2016  champions Tusker

The team had a consistent run last season finishing third under Mike Mururi but never threatened to win the title. “Sofie”, however, believes they can pull a Leicester this season.

“No one should underestimate this team, there is a good mixture of young and experienced players. Some of them have won the league and with the experienced technical bench we have, we will definitely be a team to look out for,” he concluded.

 

 

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