Mathare United defender on scoring first goal for club
Mathare United defender on scoring first goal for club
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Mathare United defender on scoring first goal for club

Harun Junior was overwhelmed for scoring his first goal for Mathare United as his side beat Posta Rangers 3-1 on Thursday. 

In a match staged at Machakos Stadium, the Slam Boys bounced back in style but had to depend on defenders for the goals. James Situma and Harun Junior were on target as Charles Odette scored an own goal to hand the hosts the victory. Calvin Odongo scored a screamer as Rangers' consolation goal. 

Harun, who was handed only his second start against the mailmen, swept home from close range on 35 minutes after his central defence partner Andrew Juma squared the ball into his path with a looping header.

“It was unbelievable, I was overwhelmed. I didn’t know how to express myself. My teammates always joke that I hardly score but here I was proving them wrong,” said Harun whose only previous start was against Bandari on March 2.

The 23-year-old only returned to the club in January after spending more than two years on loan in the second tier where he was attached to Modern Coast Rangers and Nairobi Stima.

See: Mathare United move above Bandari with a win over Rangers

However, he has turned in solid performances at the back where he has been deployed as an understudy to Juma and Johnstone Omurwa.

“It’s been a long journey and I’m glad that I have been getting playing time this season. I was reluctant to come back in January since I felt I had unfinished business with (Nairobi) Stima where I was a regular. I wanted to help them get promoted since we came very close last season,” revealed Harun.

“I gave it a second thought and decided to look at it as a challenge to redeem myself at Premier League level and I’m happy that it has turned out well, it was worth it. There is stiff competition for places but I will continue giving 120 percent whenever I am selected,” added Harun.

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