The KCB striker has become the team’s talisman for the modern era, allowing him to follow in some illustrious footsteps. Derick Otanga has welcomed the "good pressure" that comes with being placed in a talent pool in Kenyan football alongside iconic figures such as Denis Oliech.
Otanga who is hoping to land the first trophy of his KCB FC career will be hoping to help the club when facing AFC Leopards this Saturday at the Utalii Sports. Otanga said, "It is an honor to be compared with him because the impact he had on the Kenyan football was really high and he helped the national team in major competitions. My job is just to work hard and build my own story in the game.” Coach Zedekiah Ziko Otieno moved to lure Otanga away from Wazito FC during the mid-season transfer window of 2021. Otanga is proud of his efforts so far, but is also aware of the need to strive for continuous improvement. ” Of course, I did really well. I know that, from my numbers, my performance, everything.
"But this comes from the help and trust of my team-mates. They have helped me to be better every day. And if they help me, I know I can help them." Added Otanga.
Victory over AFC Leopard will see the Bankers earn their first three points of the season and Otanga and the rest of the lads are looking forward for the Saturday encounter.