He may be shining down in Mombasa for his
school but the presence of Timothy Otieno in Kakamega High School’s lineup has
not gone down well with Hussein Terry, the Chair of Youth Committee and
Football Kenya Federation (FKF).
From Tuesday 7 August, Otieno, a dependable Kenya U20 striker has provided two assists and scored a goal to help his side qualify for the semis of the Airtel Rising Stars Kenya Secondary school National ball games.
As much as his services are needed by the Green Commandoes, they are needed more by the Kenya U20 who face off with Egypt U20 in the second round second leg African Youth Champions qualifier to be played on Saturday 11 August 2011.
Kakamega High must release him immediately
-This is clear sabotage of the Kenya U20 by Kakamega High School. How do they take a national team player and make him run around playing school football when we have a crucial qualifier at the weekend? Retorted Terry upon arrival from Dubai in the evening of Wednesday 8 August 2012
-As a federation we can’t allow this to happen. We have a game that we need to win to make it to the final round of (AYC) qualifiers and Otieno is in the Coach’s (Stanley Okumbi) plan for that game. Kakamega High must release him immediately as he is needed in the U20 camp else stern action will be taken against his school, added a not so happy Terry
Deployed as a lone striker
Heading into the Saturday tie, Kenya U20 carries a 0-0 draw from the first leg game played away in Cairo on Sunday 29 July 2012.
In that tie, Otieno, the third best scorer with 11 goals in Division One Zone A was deployed as the lone striker playing ahead of a packed midfield.