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KENYA: Amputee Footballer Joins Turkish Team On 2-year Contract

Amputee Kenyan footballer Brian Oroka Ochıeng has joined Turkish side, Eyyübiye FC on a two-year contract.

The 29-year-old who started playing football at the age of 18 has played for various teams including the Kenyan national side before moving to the Turkish side who have been past champions of amputee football.

“I started playing amputee football in 2014. Apart from football, I was studying aircraft engineering in Kenya,” Oroka Ochıeng said.

“I decided to concentrate on sports and that’s why I’m here in Turkey and I have no regrets about it.”

His strengths will help his team to secure a place in the next Super League.

Team captain Mahmut Toprak said he believes Ochıeng is a successful football player and will make a significant contribution to the team.

“So far, I have enrolled for a class here to learn the Turkish language, the class is going on well thanks to our teacher,” he says.

“I managed to learn few words and I’m looking forward to learning how to speak the language.”

He says he can now exchange a few words with the locals and that he is happy with his new life in Turkey.