Former Kabras Sugar star Phillip Wokorach says he had to seize the opportunity when it presented itself last September in form of his first French side Bourges XV.
“I believe in hard work,” said the – now - French rugby side, Association sportive de Bédarrides et Châteauneuf-du-Pape (ASBC), full back as quoted by Daily Monitor, “But also not forgetting God.”
He added: “But it all comes back to you. Opportunity comes once, and once you have the opportunity, you have to give it your best and you leave the rest to God.” Wokorach was giving advice to young athletes while sharing his rugby story that saw him dominate the game in Uganda and Kenya before landing an opportunity to move to France last year. He was speaking on NTV’s Monday night flagship show, the NTV Press Box.
“Once you are given a chance to play, give it your best. You never know who is watching,” he added.
”Personally, to come to France, I didn’t know this guy (the person that helped him with connections).
“This guy followed me all the way from Amsterdam, where we played the Amsterdam 7s.” Then, in 2018, Wokorach propelled the Samurai to victory in the Amsterdam 7s.
The Samurai is an international invitational 7s side consisting of players from six countries namely New Zealand, England, Fiji, Kenya, and South Africa. Wokorach was playing in Kenya with Kabras Sugar at the time.
“I moved back to Kenya, the guy continued to follow me. I had never met him but we kept on chatting on Facebook, and when I reached France, he linked me to his team, and now we have been together here.”
-Story derived from Daily Monitor Ug