Gor Mahia: Tito Okello Reveals Connection With Number Nine

Striker Tito Okello has officially joined Gor Mahia, the Kenyan club has announced.

He joins on a three-year deal after his spell with Vipers SC ended.

In his interview with Gor Mahia, the lanky forward said that he has a special connection to number nine.

“When I wear number nine, I form an inexplicable friendship with the net. Things just work out for me on the pitch,” Tito Okello told Gor.

He donned shirt number 20 at Vipers as the side won the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League.

“I know as a footballer, you wear the shirt you are assigned and I will be comfortable in whatever number I will be given but number 9 ticks all boxes for me.”

Gor Mahia’s Tito Okello.

“I was lucky to participate in the FUFA Drum tournament (a famous football tournament promoting cultural heritage in Uganda) and whenever I wore number 9, I found myself scoring goals that ordinarily I would not score.”

At Gor Mahia, the club says that Shirt 9 is often associated with oven-like pressure for strikers and many have struggled to deliver in it.

The last memorable number nine was Rwanda’s Jacques Tuyisenge, whose mercurial goal against Angola’s Petro Atletico de Luanda gloriously took the club to the historic Quarter Finals stage of the CAF Confederations Cup in 2019.

Tito has also played for KCCA, BUL Tanzania’s African Lyon, Mbeya City and Hong Kong’s Benfica Macau.



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