Kariobangi Sharks striker Masoud Juma is not your ordinary player as he has a penchant of making scoring seem so easy. Masoud’s scoring antics reminds many of legendary Gor Mahia striker Peter Dawo with the only difference being that most of the strikes by the latter were executed through his magical head.
As the race for the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) Golden Boot rages on, Masoud is likened to the proverbial phoenix which rose from the ashes of incarceration after pumping in four goals in Sharks 7-0 massacre of Muhoroni Youth at the weekend to shoot up among the SPL leading scorers.
Masoud’s goal tally now stands at 15, having surpassed the 12 strikes shared by Nakumatt’s Kepha Aswani and Gor Mahia duo of Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere.
How things change!, Masoud had been heavily criticized over his input in the national team during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone on June 10 in Freetown and is now determined to astound his detractors. “I took great exception from the taunts by fans over my performance in Freetown.
Yes, I missed a sitter but these things happen in football and being faulted was one of my lowest moments in my football career,” said Masoud. He added:”Players need to me motivated and not critised since there is always room for improvement. I’m now surprised that the very same fans who were chiding me are the ones showering praises on me after I catapulted to the top of the KPL scoring chart.”
So far, Masoud has scored a combined 22 goals both in KPL and GOtv Shield and believes he would be far ahead in the former competition had he not missed 10 matches while he was away on professional trials and two friendly matches pitting Harambee Stars against Iraq and Thailand.