10 Aug, 16:00
Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Sven Yidah has admitted that he was a little nervous as he made his Kenya Premier League debut against Gor Mahia FC in March.
The midfielder was introduced in the second half as Gor Mahia trashed Sharks 3-1 in a match played at Thika Stadium. Despite the loss, Yidah learnt that the top tier was not difficult it only needed one to have the right mind.
-My first Kenya Premier League match was not easy. I did panic a little because it was the first and it was against Gor Mahia. I came on in the second half but after that I realized that it is not that hard. It was all about support, morale and confidence, he told the club in an interview.
Yidah also revealed that it was not easy for him to settle at Kariobangi Sharks after ditching his childhood club Ligi Ndogo. He says he struggled to bond with his new teammate after joining them in January 2016.
-At first it was hard to settle at Sharks because I was used to playing for just one team since I was a kid. Meeting new faces and getting used to them was hard for me. Sharks has however been a good team because it has given me a platform, he said.
The midfielder who has been key in Sharks midfield wants to continue impressing on the pitch. He is looking forward for a top finish which he believes may open a door of opportunities.
-I will not tell the world that I am ready but I want to show that am ready. My target is that we finish among the top teams. It will be good for me and for the team’s profile. After that I know my life won’t be the same again because the more you play the more opportunities come, he concluded.
Kariobangi Sharks is now placed eighth on the league standings