NAIROBI, Kenya- Youngster Baron Oketch Jobita has left SportPesa Premier League (SPL) heavyweights Ulinzi Stars FC after serving half of his season-long loan from Gor Mahia FC.
The military men made Oketh their first signing ahead of the 2017 season but has decided to cut short his stay in favour of a return to his parent club.
“He wrote to us expressing his interest to cut short his loan and we agreed because he is owned by Gor.
“We thank him for his services in the six months he has been with us and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” Ulinzi Chief Executive Officer Captain Godwin Baraza said on the club website.
Oketch joined Gor in the 2016 June transfer window from Western Stima FC having honed his skills at the famous Green Commandoes of Kakamega High School.
At Stima, he played for the side where his father Laban Jobita is the chairman having been promoted to the senior team in 2014 before he exploded the following season where he scored five goals.
Sony Sugar test
Oketch has left Ulinzi third on the SPL log, three adrift of leaders Gor as the competition resumes this weekend following a three-week break.
The soldiers take on Sony Sugar FC with head coach Benjamin Nyangweso who led the side to the 2010 SPL title confident his charges are well drilled to challenge for the honours.
“Everyone is focused and ready. We played two friendly matches last weekend, won one and drew one. The first against Ushuru FC at Camp Toyoyo was very good and we played quite well.
“However, the second against Wazito wasn’t very good but at least we have picked lessons on what we need to improve,” Nyangweso added.
“We have worked more on the finishing which failed us a number of times. Ahead of the Sony match, I have faith we will be better. It is a tough game but we are prepared for it,” the seasoned tactician told.