City Stars striker Davis Agesa on why looks up to Wanga and life after football

City Stars striker Davis Agesa on why looks up to Wanga and life after football

Nairobi City Stars striker Davis Amuyunzu Agesa has opened up on life at the club and the aims that he has as a player as he aims to make it to the Kenyan Premier League.

Having graduated from the Vapor Sports Academy in Kawangware (City Stars feeder club), Agesa featured for Thika United in 2018 and professional stints in Asia, Seychelles and East India.

He has not disappointed too this season having notched in six goals and provided five assists in the 23 games he played and in a candid interview with the club, the striker opened up on his footballing life.

On his Background

I started my kindergarten at a private school (Emmanuel Academy) then moved on to a public school (Kawangware Primary School) for my primary education for eight successive years. Later on, I proceeded to Kaimosi Boys High School for my Secondary education.

On his footballing journey

While in High school this is where my football career escalated because, in Primary School, I played little football even though outside school I was an academy player at His-Majesty Foundation.

On his arrival at City Stars

I joined City Stars from Vapor FC under the guidance of Coach John Amboko who enhanced my development from the academy level. It was in the middle of the season just right at the start of the second leg in June 2017.

On his professional stint

It was a whole new experience at the professional level in Seychelles (where he was with Revengers FC).  I stayed at the club for six-months but terminated the contract on mutual consent due to financial struggles at the club. I then returned to Vapor Sports.

In late 2018 I was to join Baridhara in East India (Bangladesh) but that didn’t go well as I suffered an LCL knee injury while playing preseason tournaments. It was my first major injury and a major setback and I struggled to recover from it. I never even got to sign a contract for Baridhara.

On his worst moments at City Stars

My worst moment at City Stars has to be a period which I travelled back from East India with that knee injury.

On his preferred position

In High School I was a deep-lying attacking midfielder featuring predominantly as a no. 10 position creating/assisting/scoring goals while in a pivotal role to the buildup.

Over the years I have been lucky to be managed by different type of coaches/trainees all of whom have had different tactics/approaches to the games.

On the Toughest defenders he has faced

I have faced tough opponents, but I can’t point out the mean one who stands out from the rest because I always beast my way around. So far no nightmares yet because I am a Lion.

On his inspiration at City Stars

I find every single player at City Stars as an inspiration in different ways because I look at each of them from a different perspective.

But I’d say the one who stands out the most in the team has to be our goalkeeper Levis Opiyo (Lovae) because of his winning mindset, professionalism and passion for the game.

On the players he looks up to locally

Has to be former national striker Allan Wanga and current striker Micheal Olunga

On his plans after football

When I finally wave goodbye to playing I wanna be in a position where I’ll be able to give back to the football society. Basically, I will still revolve around football because football is what I live, lived, for.

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