For many Harambee Stars fans, Cliff Nyakeya has been one of the best players for the team in their recent games.

 

The winger gave a good account of himself in Stars two-legged affair against Comoros in the 2021 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers where the Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee only picked a point and while many who have watched the player since his youthful days were well aware of his talents, Nyakeya attributes his improvement with the national team to his first stint in Egypt with FC Masr.

 

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Nyakeya joined the club in July 209 and has not looked back; scoring two goals in his debut season and in an interview with Pepeta, the player said he has learnt a lot during his time in Egypt.

 

“There is a lot that has changed since I moved to Egypt. I must admit that the stint has improved me as a player because I get to compete with some of the best players on the continent on a weekly basis. I had the normal challenges like the weather, food and language just as any player moving into a new environment but I think I have adapted,” Nyakeya said.

 

While his efforts were not enough to stop his side from getting relegated, Naykeya still feels they gave their best as a team and will be looking forward to improving as they seek to take their team back to the Egyptian Premier League.

 

Nyakeya in action for Harambee Stars against Comoros at the MISC Kasarani earlier in the month

“We were all disappointed with the relegation but there is no time to wait as the new season has already started. I want to get more in involved in those critical aspects of the game, score more goals and provide more assists. The main aim is to help the team regain their Premier League status,” he added.

 

Naykeya spent his youthful days at Gor Mahia before moving to Kenyan Premier League side Mathare United.

 

He began life in the Egyptian second league on Wednesday 25, November where they battled to a scoreless draw against El Qanah.

 

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