11 Jan, 12:35
Kenyan Premier League giant, AFC Leopards has confirmed the signing of ten new players ahead of the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season.
The club has finalized deals for five players and has reached an agreement with five more players who are expected to finalize their moves to the den in the next few days. Those signed include Western Stima right-back Dennis Sikhayi, Nairobi Stima speedy left-back Marcus Jairo Abwao, Kakamega Homeboyz young central defender Michael Kibwage. Sofapaka attacking midfielder Elias Ibrahim Mao and Leopards under 20 striker Vincent Ouma Oburu have also linked up with the senior team.
The club has also reached an agreement with Mathare United duo of Whyvonne Isuza and Robinson Kamura, the duo’s transfer will be completed once they get release letters from their current club. Leopards has also reached an agreement with Posta Rangers duo of Duncan Otieno and Salim ‘Shittu” Abdalla, Muhoroni Youth winger Samwel Ndung’u is also expected to join the club.
The signings have been confirmed by the club through a statement its official website.
-AFC Leopards Sports Club can confirm they have completed the signing of five new players ahead of the upcoming season. Dennis Sikhayi – Defender joins from Western Stima, Marcus Abwao – Defender from Nairobi Stima, Mike Kibwage – Defender formerly of Kakamega Homeboyz and Vincent Ouma Oburu – Striker who gets promoted from the Junior team. Ibrahim Elias Mao also joins the team from the Sofapaka U20 side.
-The club has also agreed personal terms with Abdallah Yusuf (Shittu) – Defender (Posta Rangers), Duncan Otieno – Midfielder (Posta Rangers)and Samuel Ndungu – Midfielder (Muhoroni Youth). They will join the rest of the team once their current contracts expire at the respective clubs. Former Mathare United duo Yhvonne Isuza and Robinson Kamura will sign for Ingwe after they secure release letters from the current club. We also confirm that we are engaging Western Stima for the possible signing of Goalkeeper Gabriel Andika.
-Finally, we wish to notify members that Gilbert Fiamenyo will arrive from this evening (Wednesday) and will be training with the rest of the squad tomorrow (Thursday), read part of the statement posted on the club’s official website.
Dennis Sikhayi (Western Stima) , Marcus Abwao Jairo (Nairobi Stima), Michael Kibwage (Kakamega Homeboyz under 20) , Vincent Ouma Oburu (AFC Leopards under 20) , Ibrahim Elias Mao (Sofapaka under 20), Abdallah Salim (Shittu) (Posta Rangers) , Duncan Otieno (Posta Rangers) Samuel Ndungu (Muhoroni Youth) , Whyvonne Isuza (Mathare United) Robinson Kamura ( Mathare United).