IN FOCUS: Cheltenham’s Mo Eisa

‘I feel I should have a lot more than twenty’

Cheltenham’s shining beacon of light this season has been none other than their Sudanese talisman Mohamed Eisa.

His remarkable form continued at the County Ground yesterday with a brace which sent The Robins home with three goals and three points, in a three nil win.

The striker netted his nineteenth and twentieth goals of the season and he is keen to add sustenance to the growing hype around him.

“We are trying to play a bit now rather than going long which is why we have a few more options, whilst keeping the ball. We know we haven’t been consistent with taking our chances, personally I think we should’ve beaten Luton and Notts County.”

“We need to keep grafting and I’m very confident at the moment.I don’t pay attention to the transfer hype, it’s all speculation and I’m still learning. As long as I keep scoring here I’m happy.”

Eisa was quick to compliment Gary Johnson, who has deployed him as a loan striker, since changing system to a 4-5-1. Cheltenham’s number twenty outshone his fellow February Player of the Month nominee Marc Richards with his sheer pace and predator-like instincts.

“The gaffer told us we could do it, the last couple of games the defence has been solid, the change of system is working well. I’ve never played up front on my own before, the boys are helping me and it’s good. We speak about the lads giving me a few options when I hold it up.”

Eisa’s double followed a classy Jake Andrews free kick to extend their unbeaten run to three games, all against promotion chasing sides. The twenty-three year old is enjoying life at Cheltenham after joining from Greenwich this summer.


Speaking of his brace, he was critical of his first touch but was grateful to assert his dominance on the game. He was full of praise for the leg work done by  his team mates and in particular, Sanmi Odelusi’s contribution for his lung bursting run.

“I had a bad touch but I managed to get in front of the defender for his poor touch and slot it in the top corner. The second goal was all Sanmi’s (Odelusi), he took on three players and made it easy for me to put it away. I’m trying to help this team as much as possible, helping us get a few wins.”

Cheltenham now host Chesterfield, hoping to extend their impressive run and put being doubt, the nagging fear of relegation.



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