CHECHE: I’m enjoying life in the beautiful city of New York – VIDEO
Kenyan international defender David “Cheche” Ochieng has settled down in the USA and has described New York as a very beautiful City.
The Harambee Stars defender joined New York Cosmos last February after a successive two season stint at Al Tawoon in Saudi Arabia.
The father of one now says he is fully settled in the United States, something he attributes to the assured performances he has been churning out at the second tier club which is currently comfortably placed atop the 12 team standings with 47 points from 22 outings.
In a video interview with the official National Super League website, Ochieng revealed that he has had to quickly adjust to the way of life in one of the largest and most talked about cities in the world.
“Most of the people didn’t expect me to come here back home. But the people who really support me understood that I had to get something (after going six months without a club),” said Ochieng.
“I have been to the City (New York) like four times now, and it is a beautiful city. Growing up back home we only knew about New York, New York, so I have been to Manhattan and the buildings are so beautiful, the streets and all,” he says in the 3-minute interview.
The central defender, who previously played for Tusker FC and Nairobi Stima in Kenya’s first and second division leagues respectively, opted to move to the US despite considerable interest from top teams in Sweden and Denmark.
Now he says he is keen to convince his fans that the sport is just as competitive at his current workstation.
“When I came here, most of the people were like its not a good choice for David but then I went back home and played one game against Uganda they saw what kind of player I have developed to. Most of them were happy for me and now they now that I am doing well here and its good for my career too,” Ochieng, who has already contributed three assists in the league pointed out.
Alongside Zesco United’s David “Calabar” Owino and Martizburg’s Brian “Niang” Mandela, Ochieng is an integral part of the national football team’s defence, that has so far gone in six matches unbeaten.