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Ulinzi’s Waruru eyes more locally but dreams of La Liga

Harambee Stars and Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru (pictured) hopes to play in the Spanish top flight La Liga before his career ends.

Though he is comfortable at Ulinzi, the 26-year-old says his ambitions of playing overseas remain alive.

“I have dreams like any other footballer of playing outside Kenya and I am working on that. My time will come and hope it is soon,” said Waruru, who began his career at Thika Sport Team before moving to Thika United.

“I have gone to South Africa and Turkey for trials but I have not been successful. It is my ambition to play in one of the top European leagues, preferably La Liga,” added Waruru, who ranks the Spanish top flight ahead of the English Premier League with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronald his idol.

“He is my role model (Ronaldo). His talent, determination and humility even after achieving so much are admirable,” he said. Waruru is enjoying a good SportPesa Premier League season where he is the leading marksman with eight goals and he hopes to help the team win the title as well as claim the Golden Boot award.

His exploits this season also earned him the coveted Player of the Month Award for April and a return to the national team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Sierra Leone early this month—which Kenya lost 2-1—with many questioning why he did not start.

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