New Harambee Stars midfielder reveals admiration of Wolves star Mario Lemina

New Harambee Stars midfielder reveals admiration of Wolves star Mario Lemina

Mark Kinyanjui 19:38 - 13.04.2024

The midfielder, who made his Harambee Stars debut last March in Malawi, has revealed why he admires Gabon and Wolverhampton star Mario Lemina.

New Harambee Stars midfielder Chrispine Erambo has waxed lyrical of Gabon and Wolverhampton Wanderers star Mario Lemina.

Erambo who has earned two caps for Kenya since making his debut last March, would certainly have wished he made his debut the window before, last November, when the side played Gabon and Seychelles in their opening 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Lemina bossed the midfield as Gabon came from a goal down to win 2-1, but Kenya made amends with a 5-0 win over Seychelles in their next match.

Erambo has risen to prominence at Tusker, the club he signed from from National Super League side Mombasa Elite last September, and Engin Firat described him as a player with the potential to become a quality box-to-box midfielder.

The way the youngster spoke of Lemina, it was evident that he observes him a lot, considering he has a number of similar attributes to the former Southampton, Marseille, Juventus, and Fulham star.

“That guy is cool, man. Strength, speed, agility, passing, he is just a complete player. I like how he plays,” Erambo told Sports Eye Sports.

Described as a classy and tenacious midfielder due to his tactical versatility, Lemina is capable of playing in several positions, and has been deployed as a winger, as a full-back, or as a wing-back, on the right flank.

During his time with Marseille, he also played as center-back in a three-man defence on occasions. He has also been deployed as a playmaker on some occasions.

The midfielder also lavished praise on Kenya Police’s David ‘Messi’ Owino, who has created a reputation for dictating the tempo of how the Law Enforcers play in a hybrid inverted fullback and midfield role.

“The Kenyan player I admire the most? David Owino Ambulu.”

Meanwhile, Erambo believes that although he still has some work to do to become a complete player, he is making good progress towards becoming one.

“I think I am an 85 percent complete midfielder at the moment, but those who are watching me should give me the exact details,” Erambo said.

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