Omurwa Eyeing Former Employers Wazito Scalp

Mathare United defender Johnstone Omurwa in action in a past league match at Ruaraka.

Mathare United defender Johnstone Omurwa is looking to guide his side back to winning ways against his former employers Wazito when the two sides lock horns at the Camp Toyoyo on Saturday.

Omurwa, who joined the Slum Boys in January, has shown a lot of promise to emerge as Francis Kimanzi’s preferred choice to partner skipper George Owino at the heart of defence ahead of Lennox Ogutu who was a revelation last season.


“It is not always easy to dislodge a regular player from his position but I have done it through hard work and belief from the coach. He gave me a chance and I took it with both hands,” offered the soft spoken center half.

“Playing alongside an experienced player like Wise has also helped me a lot because he is always there to guide me in different situations in the game. He has really helped me improve my game,” he added.

Their partnership has conceded 13 goals, the third highest in the league, and Omurwa insists they have to be solid against a Wazito side that turned Toyoyo into a fortress as they won promotion last season.

Home Advantage 

“Wazito is a good team and they will really push us tomorrow. Last year the secret to being promoted was winning our home matches. We have to be cautious because they will try to get three points at Toyoyo which has always been a good hunting ground for them,” warned the 19 year old.

With Gor Mahia’s attention certainly divided after proceeding to the CAF Confederations Cup group stage, Omurwa believes we should take advantage and extend our lead.

Maximum points 

“We are still on top but Gor Mahia is very close behind us. We have to win tomorrow to widen the gap. Every team wants to beat us because we are the league leaders but we have to show that we deserve to be on top. We have to give our best against Wazito and get the maximum points,” underlined Omurwa.

Omurwa is among the January signings who have had a bright start to life at the club and established themselves as regulars.