Ulinzi Stars captain speaks after quitting active football

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The defensive midfielder announced his retirement from active football after more than two decades on Monday

Former Ulinzi Stars captain Stephen Ocholla says he is satisfied with his achievements as a footballer.

The defensive midfielder announced his retirement from active football after more than two decades, a move that surprised many. Ocholla is happy with his life as a footballer, and hopes to be a successful coach in the future. "I have won the Kenyan Premier League, managed to play in all the ranks as far structures are concerned.

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"I had a brief stint with the national team, and the good thing is that I also managed to represent the country, it is something every footballer dreams of. You cannot play forever, the body might not be in good shape to help you give your best. It is time I give opportunity to other players as well," Ocholla told Goal.

The former skipper has not played a single league match this season for the three times league champions and his exit is definitely a blow to coach Benjamin Nyangweso, who had hoped the midfielder will postpone his retirement to at least end of the season.

 

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