Red Lions Football Club forward, Innocent Bokosi, has admitted that he missed local football while he was away on peace-keeping duties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Bokosi returned home a week ago together with other three players, namely Saopa Mpotalinga, Gibson Nkhonjera and Daniel Cheghama.
On Saturday, Bokosi watched his side suffering a second loss in the Thumbs Up Southern Region Football Premier League season against their brothers-in-arms, Changalume Barracks by 1-2.
The 27-year-old left the country at the time his side was struggling with relegation in the 2018 TNM Super League.
Bokosi recalls: “I felt bitter to learn that we got relegated from the Super League but on our part as players, we tried our best and I believe this will not happen again once we bounce back because Red Lions is a big team and it belongs to the Super League.”
He has since rejoined his teammates for training on Tuesday and said he looks forward to assisting the team earning a promotion back to the elite league.
“I missed home, teammates and local football action and I promise to work together with my teammates so that we win more games in order to return to the super league next season, my colleagues have already done a commendable job but what remains now is to stay focused on our mission,” said Bokosi.
Red Lions are currently leading the table with 72 points from 28 games played this far.
On Saturday they have a home assignment against Neno Medicals.