Obiero delighted after his debut at Leyton Orient

Obiero delighted after his debut at Leyton Orient

The 17-year-old has said he did not believe it when coach Richie Wellens named him in his starting eleven which made him feel nervous but he is grateful his teammates helped him.



Kenyan- English footballer Zech Obiero who is the son of former Gor Mahia player Aggrey Obonyo is elated after making his professional debut for English fourth-tier side Leyton Orient in a game that they won 2-0 against Crawley Town 2-0 on Saturday.

Now Obiero is hopeful of getting more chances in the first team after playing for 61 minutes in his debut match before he went out for Ethan Coleman.

The 17-year-old has said he did not believe it when coach Richie Wellens named him in his starting eleven which made him feel nervous but he is grateful his teammates helped him.

"I’m buzzing. I didn't even know I would cross his mind and as you can see am just thankful to the gaffer for giving me this opportunity. I didn’t even know I was going to start, it just happened so fast. I didn’t know how to react, I just told my dad and am speechless even now.

“During the first few touches, I was a bit nervous but the boys helped me a lot and made it easy for me to be a lot and now I have a lot of hunger and I'm looking forward to pre-season and showing them what I can do on the pitch." Said Obiero.

Obiero is a youth product of Tottenham Hotspur's youth academy who later joined Leyton Orient's academy at the age of 14 before signing a two and a half year professional contract with Orient in February 2022 a deal that could see him stay at Leyton until 2024.

He first appeared as an unused substitute in the EFL Cup tie with Queens Park Rangers on 11 August 2021and he also has a brother Micah Obiero who is at Huddersfield Town Academy.

Leyton Orient are 13th in the League Two standings with 58 points, two points behind Crawley Town and three points above Bradford City. Their final match of the season will be this coming Saturday against Tranmere Rovers who sit 9th on the table.

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