- Maxwell Mulili, Youthful AFC Leopards custodian who arrived at the club in August will be targeting to make his first appearance for the club and play at least four matches in the new season
Former national U-17 goalkeeper, who is a Mukumu Boys alumnus, admitted that starting ahead of his seniors was a tall order last season as the scene was bigger and opportunities were fewer after the federation concluded the season half-way.
The 18-year old, however, believes he has come of age and his patience and hard work will earn him playing time once football resumes and the federation announces dates for the new season.
“I have learnt a lot in the past season and I am looking forward to making at least four starts in the new campaign. I have been patient enough and worked hard to step up my game and hopefully, I will make my debut next season. Let our fans know there is a young goalkeeper at the club,” he explained.
The former Green Commandos player showered the club and Lawrence Webo, Harambee Stars goalkeeper trainer for instilling confidence and skills in him.
Despite his limited exposure and age at the top level, Mulili told his teammates in the department to prepare for playing time competition going forward.
“I count myself lucky to work under an experienced gaffer who demands us be at our best always.
“My confidence levels have shot up and there is a remarkable improvement in as far as my skills are concerned for past one year and I owe it to him.
“Both Ochan and Owade have been encouraging me but I promise them playing time will not be guaranteed anymore for I will be hot on their toes with an aim of starting ahead of them,” he told.