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Journeyman Muema hopes for breakthrough in Slovakia

Friday July 31 2020
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Albert Muema in action for Slovakian side MFK Zloven. PHOTO | POOL

By Jeff Kinyanjui

Albert Muema is hoping to impress at Slovakian third-tier side MFK Zvolen when the season resumes this weekend.

The team kicks of the campaign with a game against Jednota Banova on Sunday afternoon and Muema is looking forward to the season opener.

“I have had a good pre-season having netted three goals and I want to carry this form to the league this season by scoring as many goals as possible,” he said.

Muema, who joined the team mid last year, is relatively unknown in the Kenyan football circles. He has never played in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and is yet to feature for the national team at any level.

“Everyone has a different path in life and I am happy I chose to play football outside Kenya at a young age. My target is to play at the highest level in Europe and show the world that indeed there’s talent in Kenya,” Muema said.

Muema, a former Ligi Ndogo striker, credits current Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi for shaping his career.

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“I trained with Tusker FC when coach Kimanzi was in charge and he was very impressed with my ability. He urged me to move abroad since I was still young to establish myself and that talk changed my life. He is the reason I am where I am today,” he said.

Muema has had short professional stints in Bangkok, Australia and Serbia in the past before moving to Slovakia.

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