Kenya U-20 star revels in recent rise to prominence at Leyton Orient after signing new deal

Kenya U-20 star revels in recent rise to prominence at Leyton Orient after signing new deal

Mark Kinyanjui 10:23 - 26.04.2024

The former Tottenham youth graduate signed a new contract at Leyton Orient after a recent rise to prominence at the club.

At just 19 years old, Zech Obiero has cemented his dedication to League One side Leyton Orient by penning a new two-year contract with the club. The announcement comes as a testament to both his burgeoning talent and his belief in the club's vision for the future.

Obiero's journey with the O's began in April of 2022, a milestone marked by his debut in a crucial 2-1 victory against Crawley Town, a pivotal moment in the 2021/22 campaign. Since then, he has graced the pitch nine times, leaving an indelible mark with each appearance.

Notably, his recent start in Sky Bet League One showcased his prowess as he delivered a man-of-the-match performance during the 3-1 triumph over Cheltenham Town. It was a performance that not only underscored his individual talent but also hinted at the promising career that lies ahead.

Despite his youth, Obiero has sought valuable experience beyond Leyton Orient's home ground. Loan spells at Cheshunt and Chelmsford City have provided him with essential exposure to senior football, honing his skills and fostering his growth as a player.

Reflecting on his decision to extend his stay at the club, Obiero expressed his elation, stating, "I’m buzzing. I’m grateful for the opportunities that I have had here, and I am really happy to get it done." His words echo a sentiment of appreciation for the platform Leyton Orient has provided him to flourish.

For Obiero, Leyton Orient isn't just a club; it's a nurturing environment conducive to the development of young talent. "It is a club that, for a young player, it is easy to thrive in because they give you the freedom, they give you the freedom. You play your football and enjoy it, and there are good players as well," he remarked on the club's website.

Furthermore, Obiero draws inspiration from fellow young talents like Charlie Pegrum, whose opportunities at the club serve as a beacon of hope for aspiring players.

"Seeing other younger players such as Charlie Pegrum getting their chances has shown that there is an opportunity for me to kick on as well. I’ve just kept working until I got my chance," he noted.

In his gratitude, Obiero acknowledges the pivotal role played by teammates like Jayden Sweeney and Ruel Sotiriou, whose guidance and support have been invaluable on his journey.

"The whole team has helped me, but players like Jayden Sweeney and Ruel Sotiriou have really helped me coming through as a young lad, and I can relate to them as they’ve come through the academy too."

As Obiero looks ahead to the next chapter of his career, his commitment to Leyton Orient signals a bright future for both player and club. With his talent, determination, and the unwavering support of those around him, Zech Obiero is poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of football.