We sat down with Tom Teka, our new acquisition from Nzoia Sugar FC and this is what he had to say on his move and expectations.
Q: So who is Tom Teka
Tom Teka, is a center back born and bred in Webuye Town a place known as Wananchi. A man who likes to win and to give his best in everything he does. I would say, I am a fighter.
Q: What was the motivation in joining Sharks?
The fact that Sharks is a team that gives young players the chance and believes in them is what motivated me. I believe that for me to grow into a great player I need to be in a place like Sharks, where I am supported and given opportunities to play at the big stage.
Q: You got a number of former schoolmates here, how is it like re-uniting with them?
Its great. We had a formidable squad in our final year at High School and we achieved a lot as team and to see that we our now six of us here working towards more is a great feeling. Mazembe, Kuol, Mwangi, Juma, and Bwire are my good friends and they have welcomed me and I am sure they will help me settle in comfortably.
Q: The club is on the rise and the expectations here are high, how does that make you feel?
Well it makes me feel that I need to work harder, to push harder and to fight for the team with all that I have got. I want to earn my place so I am here to fight for a place in the team and to fight for titles and hopefully make the team cement its place at the top of Kenyan football. I am a fighter.
Q: What are the target you have set to achieve as a Shark?
Well, I want to first do my best to help the club achieve the goals that has been set by the management. Then on my part I want to put in some good work so that I break to the national team, perhaps starting with the under 23. I have already played for the under 20 so know I got what it takes to represent my country. As a fighter I will fight for that opportunity