City Stars midfielder Peter Opiyo has revealed towering midfielder Humphrey Mieno and Abdi Simba made him lose sleep.

The midfielder, who is dubbed the pass master, turned out for AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia, among other teams, in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Opiyo 

Opiyo, the  Simba wa Nairobi player, has also explained why he hated playing against KCB.

“Players who made me lose sleep were midfield generals Humphrey Mieno and Abdi Simba formerly of Bandari and Sofapaka,” Opiyo is quoted by the club’s website.

“The team I hated coming against in the league was always KCB; they were really organized.”

In 2013, under Algerian coach Adel Amrouche, Opiyo was part of the Harambee Stars squad that won the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup held in Kenya.

“The feeling was fantastic! It is every player’s dream to play for the national team. The caps are extremely important and that opened a lot of doors for me. Winning Cecafa simply crowned my four years in the national team setup,” the veteran midfielder stated.

“Just the other day my child asked me if I have ever met the President [Uhuru Kenyatta] and I said yes; ‘we won Cecafa and went to the State House to see him.’ Let us just say I am my child’s hero because of that trophy.”

In 2009 and 2010, Opiyo had several trials in Germany and South Africa but failed.

“While at Gor Mahia, I went to Germany for trials [with Fortuna Dusseldorf in November 2009] but it did not go well and I had to come back. 

“My loan at Gor ended after two years and Thika United decided to send me for trials with various clubs in South Africa which failed even before I got on the plane.

“Part of the reasons they were not successful was because the most critical part – the team coaches – had no idea of my arrival. A clear case was at Maritzburg United.

“I had to come back and finish my contract with Thika in 2011. In 2012, I moved to Tusker and won the Kenyan Premier League then moved to AFC Leopards [June 2013] with whom I won the [FKF] Shield Cup against rivals Gor.” 

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