Gor Mahia’s new signing Tito Okello has revealed that former Kogallo man Dan Sserenkuma influenced his decision to sign for the record time Kenyan champions.
Tito put pen to paper on a three-year deal and will be one of the people tasked with making it rain goals for Gor Mahia as the team seeks to defend the KPL title and perform well in the CAF Champions League.
Upon signing, the former Vipers SC man revealed that he spoke to fellow countrymen Dani Sserunkuma and Innocent Wafula who convinced him to sign Gor.
Okello got advice from Sserenkuma and Wafula, all who played for Gor Mahia at some point.
“Of course, I had always wanted to come but given that I had the luck of playing alongside Dani at Vipers in Uganda and that he is a good friend, it was wise for me to ask him because I knew how much respect he commands around here,” Okello told Gor’s official website.
According to Okello, Sserenkuma was happy for him when he heard he was joining Gor. The 2 time league winner with Gor Mahia urged him to jump on the opportunity to play for Gor as the club “invests heavily in quality midfield players. And with that, a striker gets the tools to score many goals.”
“Innocent Wafula too was full of praise for the club and told me I will enjoy my time here. He told me the fans want nothing but goals and wins so I am ready for that” added Okello.
Tito is braced up for the challenge ahead and looks forward to leave at mark at Gor Mahia just like his compatriots who donned the green jersey at some points in their career.
“I know what awaits me here. It is difficult to be drafted into a team as a foreigner. It is even more difficult when you are a Ugandan joining a team that has a record of success from Ugandans. But it is our job as footballers to meet the expectations of the fans. And that is what drives me.”
Apart from Sserenkuma and Wafula, the legendary David Otti, Tim Ayieko, Abbey Nassur to recent prolific names like Ivan Anguyo, Israel Emuge, Baba Kizito, Godfrey Walusimbi and Khalid Aucho all played for Gor.
Okello has previously had stints at KCCA and BUL in the Ugandan league, Tanzania’s African Lyon and Mbeya City as well Hong Kong’s Benfica Macau.