David Ochieng looking to revamp career with Saudi return
Kenyan international David Ochieng has made a return to Saudi Arabia, penning a season long deal with second division side Al Ansar
Kenyan international David Ochieng has made a return to Saudi Arabia, penning a season long deal with second division side Al Ansar. Ochieng arrived in Medina in the beginning of the week where he passed his medicals and put pen to paper on his contract.
He was set to make his debut last Wednesday, but could not play as his side lost 1-0 to Al Quadisiya due to paper work. But with all that sorted now, Ochieng will be ready to boot up and play for the club next Wednesday when they play away to Ohod.
“So far so good and I feel very happy to have secured this move. Training has been tough because I have to catch up with the rest of the players since I didn’t take part in much of the pre-season. However, I am looking forward to the time here and hopefully I will do well with the team,” Ochieng said.
The defender is not new to Saudi Arabia as he played for top tier side Al Tawoon in 2015-2016. He then went to the USA to play for New York Cosmos before moving to Sweden where he signed for IF Bromma. He then left the Swedish league and came back home, playing for three months for AFC Leopards.
“It had been a tough time in Sweden but thankfully playing at AFC gave me the much needed confidence and match fitness and I think I am in the best frame of mind to progress,” the 26-year old added.