After staying on the sidelines for the better part of the 2018/19 season, Levy Amunga made a strong comeback in 2019/20, registering impressive performance in his first season at KCB.
The utility back had joined KCB in June 2019, alongside Johnstone Olindi, Shaddie Munoko and Patrick Ouko. He headed straight into the action after a lengthy layoff and he has never disappointed.
Amunga helped KCB to clinch the first-ever National 7s Circuit title since 2014 after bagging Kakamega, Dala, Christie and Driftwood 7s. The former Blak Blad man says following Lameck Bogonko’s advice to go for surgery and have good rehab was the reason behind his strong comeback.
“I previously had issues with my left knee hence making me be on and off until when I was advised by Lameck Bogonko to go for surgery and give rehab enough time before coming back. I spent a year of serious rehab and opting out of all Kenya Cup matches that season until I moved to KCB for the sevens circuit,” Amunga told Scrummage.
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Whenever players make moves most of them take time to settle but for Amunga he headed straight to the first team in both 7s and 15s. According to him, having prepared mentally and support from the KCB players saw him fit well at the club.
“I did settle fast since I had prepared all along for that moment and the support system of the team played a major role in it. At some point it felt like I was a piece of the puzzle that they were waiting for to complete the puzzle,” he revealed.
Asked why he chose KCB , he explained that he made up his mind in the 2017/18 season to join the bankers and he decided to follow his instincts.
“I had set my mind early enough for this since I had received numerous offers to join other clubs. I had chosen to move to KCB way back in the third year, despite all the challenges I faced in my career and at the end of the day I just followed my gut and I’ve never regretted the decision,” he added.
The man who can hop between fly-half, centre and fullback is keen to win the Kenya Cup with KCB. He lists the National 7s Circuit particularly Christie 7s where he scooped three individual awards as his best moment at the Den. Besides individual awards, he appeared in the Christie and Driftwood as well as the overall 2019 dream team.
“The sevens circuit was one of a kind to me especially Christie’s sevens where I managed for the first time to be the top try scorer together with Mark Wandeto from Homeboyz, top point scorer and the most valuable player altogether. I have really enjoyed the 15s season despite the corona pandemic and by the fact that I was a utility player and was trusted with different positions and roles in the team” he stated.
“My main target was to win the Kenya Cup title for the 1st time in my carrier,” he concluded.