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Vincent Okoth

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Vincent started his career when he was a junior at Kisumu Day School.He featured for the school team as well as in the provincial league for Victoria United from Kisumu,Kenya where he scored 23 goals in 25 matches.At 18,he was snapped up by Telkom FC in the prestigious premier league.He scored two goals in the premier league against Kangemi United in his first feature match scored.

Before moving to the premier league,Vincent played for the Kenya national junior team in 2004.He played four matches:Against Tanzania,Ethiopia,Sudan and Uganda in the CECAFA regional tournament.He scored four goals;two against Tanzania,Sudan and Ethiopia one.The Uganda match ended scoreless.

He was back at CECAFA in 2006 and scored 3 goals. 

He has been capped 6 times in the U17 and 7 times in the U20 regional tournaments.

Premier league

He made a move to the Kenya premier side Telkom Kenya and played in the 2004/5 season.As a striker,he recorded 10 goals in 30 games.After being invited over to another premier side,Mumias Sugar,he made the cut and moved over.He played 15 and 30 matches in consecutive seasons.He had 7 goals in the first season and followed up with 14 in the second.

The next season,he was called to Sofapaka by the owner,Elly Kalekwa who admired his goal scoring prowess.He scored a total of 27 goals in 45 matches.

He then moved to another premier side Agro Chemicals and was top scorer with 10 goals.This was one of his career highlights,taking his team to a top three finish.

In his search for more experience,he moved to another premiere side,Nairobi City Stars, to exploit the expertise of German coach Oliver Page.Oliver's coaching really oriented him on how to think as a professional.He played 25 matches and scored 11 goals.

He moved to Ligi Ndogo this season and spent most of the first nine games on the bench.After changes in the coaching staff,he was given a starting role.He has proved his mettle in an amazing run,scoring 6 goals in 8 matches. 

Strengths: Vincent is strong on air and has very good timing on entry balls.He has scored most of his goals out of his quick reaction over defenders.

Weakness:At times strays too far away from the goalmouth into the midfield to assist. 

Career High:Third position finish in the premier league in 2009.

Career low:Losing to Kariobangi Sharks in this year's Nationwide D1 League.

Style: Fast,excellent striker positioning,strong and hard to disposes.Ambidextrous and can score with both feet from long range.

Trivia:'Thiery' as he was popularly known is the All-Time leader in most goals scored at Kisumu Day High School.He was top in the zonal,divisional,district and provincial tournaments.                                                                                                                                                            click for MORE PHOTOS Articles:vSparkie vGreen Berets vIron Strikers vMathare Youth

Attack
91
Responsiveness 70
Defense48
Explosive Power85
Header Accuracy
82
Dribble Speed
78
Dribble Accuracy
88
Top Speed
85
ShortPass Accuracy89
Body Balance
79
Short Pass Speed
70
Stamina90
Long Pass Accuracy
90
Kicking Power80
Long Pass Speed
68
Jump85
Shot Accuracy
74.6
Injury3
Place Kicking
80
Attack8/10
Swerve60
Defense5/10
Ball Control
85Form
8/10
Weak Foot Accuracy
80
Tenacity80
Weak Foot Usage
30
Teamwork60
Goal Keeping Skills
0
Strong Foot
Right
Winning%:Team
34.8:40.5
Yellow Card
4
Losing%:Team
17.4:18.9
Red Card
0


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