A number might consider him with envy, but Sofapaka youthful prodigy Elli Asieche, after breaking into the first team in the first leg of the current season, believes you have not as yet seen the best of him in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).
Playing alongside established midfielders like Humphrey Mieno, James Situma, Musa Mudde or Bob Mugalia could qualify as a massive achievement though the winger says he aims to work even harder as the season gets to the more serious stages.
His key ambition, as revealed to futaa.com, is to feature in the coach’s plans in the second leg and do his best to see that the league leaders remain at the summit for the entire second leg, which would mean that they add to the single trophy they won in their maiden season, 2009.
-The first leg has been good, I have really enjoyed myself and training and playing alongside my team mates has also been a big revelation for me. It is also a wonderful feeling that we are doing well as a team; it gives me much joy.
-I am looking forward to working even harder so that I feature prominently in the coach’s plans and most importantly help the team stay on top and win the championship. I know it is hard but we have the right quality of players to do it, he said.
Elli has featured in the team’s seven matches in the first leg, landing a starting berth in five then appearing as a substitute in two of the total 15 matches Sofapaka have played this season.