Wazito FC midfielder David ‘Tiote’ Oswe has retired from competitive football, the club has confirmed.
The long-serving player, who has been with the team for seven years, will now take up a management role.
During his tenure, Oswe, 28, played a big role in the team’s rise to the Kenya Premier League (KPL). He was the team captain when the club first earned promotion to the KPL in 2017.
Oswe will serve as the assistant team manager, working under club legend and ex-captain Dan Odhiambo.
“My journey with Wazito FC has been an exciting one. We have experienced both bad and good times. We won and lost as a team. I now feel that time is ripe for me to take a break from competitive football. It’s a bitter-sweet feeling but I am excited by what the future holds for this great club,” Oswe told Wazito Media.
He further thanked the club management for entrusting him with a new role and promised to give his best.
“I want to thank club president Ricardo Badoer and CEO Dennis Gicheru for entrusting me with this new role. I understand the club’s values and culture and I promise to give my absolute best and with loyalty as I’ve done it since 2013. I will play my role well for the betterment of the team, as always we say Wazito for life,” he added.
CEO Gicheru said that Oswe has been a loyal servant for many years and that was why the club decided to give him a management role.
“At Wazito Football Club we reward loyalty and commitment. His redeployment after retirement elaborates on what we stand for as a club. I wish him all the best in his new role,” said Gicheru.