- The 2016 KPL Most Valuable Players (MVP) Award winner and Gor Mahia Skipper Kenneth Muguna say his mother is the most important person in his life owing to her influence in his football career.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who is one of the best players in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL), has revealed the blessings from his mother as the moment he treasures.
“Best gift was my first boot given by my mother when I was still young,” Muguna said.
“I treasured it because that was like her blessings for me in the game. Tears flood my eyes when I recall the moment; it has contributed to my success. I feel happy because my mother was the first one to support me in my football career,” he explained.
His quality has seen him get into the national team Harambee Stars. Just 20 years, in his debut season in the Kenyan top-tier he walked past established players to win the MVP Award.
“Winning the MVP Award while at Western Stima in 2016 is my most memorable moment considering it was my debut in the KPL,” he revealed.
“This will remain my best moment and will forever have it in my memory.”
The soft-speaking Muguna is arguably the most talented player in the region with the potential to be one of the best in the continent.
However, he has opined on the matter that it is not easy for players in the top-tier.
“In our league, many players are not paid for their service which is not a good thing. It contributes to a lack of taste in the league and has affected even the fans’ attendance.
“Most of these players come to play without salaries while others go for several months before getting paid and our quality has gone down as a result,” he opined
Despite the Skippers role at K’Ogalo, he revealed his contractual situation with KPL champions, Gor Mahia. When asked whether he will stay, he answered: “It is true I might be leaving the team.”
“But it will depend on the outcome of our negotiations. If it all goes well, I will be with the team next season, if not, I will be playing for another team,” he concluded.