Urikhob wins Player of the Month award

Making waves... Namibian striker Sadney Urikhob (right) was voted Osotspa FC’s Player of the Month for the month of May. Here he is pictured receiving the award from a club official.


Sadney Urikhob, the former Namibia international and Thai Premiership outfit Osotspa FC striker, was overwhelmingly voted the club’s Player of the Month for the month of May, following his recent breathtaking exploits on the pitch since his recovery from injury.

The former Saraburi FC frontman – also in the Thai Premier League – has been on fire since returning from an eight-month knee injury layoff, scoring a total of five goals in the six appearances he has made so far for Osotspa FC.

Speaking to New Era Sport from his Thai base, a highly excited Urikhob said the award came at a time when he least expected it, as he recovered from the injury only a few months ago and is only starting to regain his form, adding that it will serve as a huge motivation going forward.

“It’s really an awesome feeling and it shows how hard I have worked since returning from injury and also shows how hard the team has been working in general. I was out of action for about eight months and to come back from injury to score five goals in six appearances, and in the process be voted the club’s Player of the Month, that’s just amazing,” said a delighted Urikhob.

With Osotspa FC currently sitting in 16th place on the 18-team Thai Premier League log table, Urikhob said his overall objective this season would be to help his club survive the relegation axe come end of the season, while also striving to improve his individual performance by scoring more goals with every chance that comes.

Urikhob joined Osotspa earlier this year on a short-term contract that is expected to run until December, after parting ways with former club Saraburi FC, who pulled out of the Thai Premiership due to financial constraints. Osotspa was also home to former Brave Warriors players Tangeni Shipahu and Lazarus Kaimbi.

Urikhob initially joined Saraburi FC from Civics at the beginning of the 2014/15 season. Prior to that he played for South African club, Amazulu, before it was relegated from the Premier Soccer League (PSL).


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