The 27-year-old reveals how he ended up becoming a member of Ok’Ogalo from Armenia in the beginning of the 2020-21 top-flight marketing campaign
Gor Mahia midfielder Karim Abdul Nikiema has defined the rationale he ended up signing for the FKF Premier League champions.
The Burkina Faso midfielder was among the many new signings at Ok’Ogalo in the beginning of the 2020-21 season and he arrived on the membership from Armenia. Having featured for the membership in quite a few league matches, Nikiema has revealed it was coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto who enticed him to affix the giants.
“I got here to Gor Mahia due to Coach Vaz Pinto,” Nikiema instructed the club’s official website. “He was my coach at Saint George of Ethiopia earlier than I moved to Armenia.
“However, it’s a brand new problem right here and I’m able to do my greatest and assist this large membership obtain the very best.”
On how he has settled in Kenya and what he likes doing other than taking part in soccer, Nikiema stated: “Life is okay…Kenya is a Pan-African nation with many foreigners however I’m not actually an outgoing individual…I’m an introvert so other than coaching, I’m at all times house taking part in PS video games or watching some motion pictures.”
On how he charges the Kenyan league, Nikiema defined: “The league is actually aggressive, there are a number of good groups and good gamers.
“The hardest scenario I’ve confronted since I landed in Kenya, mmmmh…I have to say the climate as a result of, at first, it was slightly exhausting to regulate.”
On his hardest match since becoming a member of Gor Mahia, Nikiema picked the opening conflict towards Nzoia Sugar which they misplaced 2-1 by stating: “That was my first sport and we misplaced 2-1 towards Nzoia. That was a tough sport for me due to the excessive altitude…I had difficulties in respiration.
“There’s strain in all positions within the staff as a result of all gamers need to be within the beginning line-up nevertheless it’s good as a result of it helps us to enhance for higher.”
On the lockdown scenario and the way he’s dealing with the scenario, the 27-year-old stated:” For the reason that lockdown scenario, I’ve been doing a little house exercise daily to keep up the shape. Even with out soccer prompts, we simply should do our particular person coaching to maintain match.”
The highest-flight was halted with Gor Mahia mendacity seventh on the 18-team desk with 22 factors from 14 matches whereas Tusker are on the high with 36 factors from 16 matches.