Posta Rangers and Kenyan international Jockins Atudo has had a long career that has spanned over a decade and has seen him turn out for Sony Sugar, Tusker, and Azam, I caught up with the lanky defender for a breif chat.
Posta let in a goal midway into the second half against Kariobangi Sharks but pushed for an equalizer and you ended up rescuing a point for your team with a goal in the dying minutes of the game, how would you describe the game?
The game was tensed but it was not that bad though we made a defensive mistake at the back that led to us conceding, however, that did not get into our heads as we pushed for an equalizer and we are happy with one point.
As a defender especially a center-back, how does scoring making make you feel?
For center back, that is a huge motivation for me and whenever you score and help your team it’s always a huge bonus.
Posta Rangers have been struggling this season and are currently battling relegation, where do you think the problem is?
The problem has been technical issues but of late they have been ironed out and we hope to finish the league in a better place.
AFCON is just around the corner, how do you rate your chances of getting into the Harambee Stars team?
For now, I can’t really say because the decision if for the coaches to make
Since making your debut for Harambee Stars back in 2009 you have passed through a number of coaches, who was the best coach you have worked under?
To me every coach that I’ve worked with has had a huge impact on my career, I’ve had good relationships with all the coaches. The local and foreign coaches have played their part well and I’d like to thank them for what they have done for this nation.
You hold a record for having scored the most penalties (5) for Harambee Stars alongside Elijah Lidonde, how does that make you feel?
That makes me feel recognized and I’ve certainly left a mark on Kenyan football but I’d like to encourage the upcoming footballers who will represent this nation to challenge my record and beat it.
You are on the twilight stages of your career, do you plan on retiring any time soon?
Yeah, I have plans on retiring soon but I will play so long as I can still move.