Police marksman shies off golden boot debate after joining Gor Mahia's Omala at the top

Police marksman shies off golden boot debate after joining Gor Mahia's Omala at the top

Mark Kinyanjui 07:00 - 24.04.2024

Okello is level on goals scored with Gor Mahia's Benson Omala on 12 with seven games to go.

Police FC's star striker, Tito Okello, remains tight-lipped about his chances in the golden boot race, despite scoring twice over the weekend against Sofapaka FC. 

The South Sudanese forward's brace, courtesy of two contentious penalties, has leveled him with the current league's top scorer, Benson Omalla, with both players now on 12 goals each in the goal-scoring chart.

Reflecting on his team's recent impressive form that has propelled them to second place in the league standings, Okello emphasised the importance of maintaining their momentum in the remaining fixtures.

“It is a good feeling because when the season started, it was bad. It was a chase. I only had three goals and he had nine,” Okello shared with Pulse Sports.

“Now we are 12 goals up. It was not easy, just determination and hard work.”

Despite his notable achievements this season, Okello remains humble and acknowledges the competitive nature of the golden boot race.’

 “I am still in the race. It is not easy. He is scoring as well but if God says it is his, he has decided. It is all about what God decides. We do not know because anything is possible,” he said.

Looking ahead, Okello expressed his team's determination to clinch the league title. “We are still pushing. We still have seven or eight games to go and we need that trophy. 

“If we win all our games, we will be good to go because we have to win all our games,” he added.

As the league season progresses, all eyes will be on Okello and Omalla as they battle it out for the coveted golden boot award. 

With their impressive goal-scoring exploits, the race promises to be an exciting contest that fans will eagerly follow until the final whistle of the season.