When lines will be going down on Gor Mahia’s history wall, one player will feature prominently – Eliud Lokuwam.
After scoring the all important goal against Chemelil Sugar today in a league match, Lokuwam becomes the first Turkana to ever play and score a goal for Gor Mahia.
Coming from a community little known in sporting circles especially football at higher level, Lokuwam, whose other name is Nanok, is proving that talent is for all – by playing and showing his worth in top club dominating local football and doing well in continental competitions.
Surprisingly, Lokuwam is a third year student at Kenyatta University pursuing a degree course in Economic Finance and the lad’s ambitions are more than what’s on surface.
“I am a student yes, but football is in me. I do train hard and my dream is to do well and achieve more in football alongside my education,” Lokuwam told the official Gor Mahia website after the match in Nakuru.
The speedy and skillfull striker was elated to have scored a goal that made a huge difference and moved Gor Mahia closer to the 17th title.
“It feels good to score a goal in league match. Gor Mahia is a big club and l am lucky to be party of it… my aim is to work hard and l am yearning for more play time. I hope my coach will consider me in more matches because l have what it takes and ready to deliver,” he added.
Lokuwam who came on as a substitute against Chemelil today, has featured previously in some matches and have shown great potentials of becoming one of the best.