Stephen Waruru is targeting the 2018 Kenyan Premier League Golden Boot with his new club, Sofapaka, this season.
Waruru surprised many when he ditched Ulinzi Stars for Sofapaka after falling out with the soldiers.
But the diminutive striker has so far put behind his Ulinzi woes that saw him get restricted to a few games at the tail end of last season despite that fact that he was topping the chart (July), a move that would see him drop his military regalia for the civilian club at the conclusion of the season.
The ex-soldier now wants to pick up the pieces and carry on from where he left last season.
“This is a new season; whatever happened (last season) is gone. I’ll need to be at my best and I know goals will come.
“Expectations are high because Sofapaka is a big club and when I came here, I knew that it is a club with demanding performance.”
“You should expect goals. My target is to help Sofapaka win the title. If I score, it’s okay and if Aswani (Kepha) or (Umaru) Kasumba scores, then it’s for the betterment of the team, but for me, I’ll be in the Golden Boot race," Waruru told Goal after a gym session.
Waruru also heaped praise on coach Sam Ssimbwa, adding that the Ugandan tactician has helped him adapt well at his new home.
“We have a professional coach and he’s helped me a lot so far. With him, I will become a better player.”
Waruru scored 11 league goals for Ulinzi Stars last season, six shy of KPL top scorer, Masoud Juma.