After finishing last season as the 2nd runner-up in the New Player of the year category, Daniel Sakari left Kakamega Homeboyz for Kariobangi Sharks. His arrival meant more competition was to be expected on the right-hand side where he plie his trade.

The youngster took time to settle, but ever since he was handed his debut against his former side on matchday 3, he has never looked back, going on to feature in every minute since then. His exploits have caught the attention of the national team coach who has handed him his maiden national team call up.

“I have been pushing myself. I knew that coming here, the competition won’t be easy but I work hard to be part of the coach’s plan. I am happy that my efforts have been recognized by the national team coach. It is a dream come true to be included in the national team.”

He has his sights now set on making his debut and solving the right back problem at the national team, “I am confident if I put in more effort, I can earn my debut. I would like to provide solutions to the problems at the right-hand side of our defence which has persisted at the national team.”

The youngster will be battling out with other established names for a place in the Kenyan team set to play Egypt and Togo in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

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