Sofapaka skipper eyeing deals outside Africa


  Posted: 17 Feb, 19:23

By: Fred Mwambu

Former Bright Stars and Uganda Cranes keeper Mathias Kigonya has been handed the captaincy armband at his Kenyan side Sofapaka FC. 

Kigonya replaces another Ugandan Johnson Gerald Bagoole who joined The Saints FC.

-I am very happy for this moment and I promise to put in a lot of efforts to guide the club to a silverware or at least a top three finish by the end of the season, Kigonya told Futaa.com.  


Pillar turned skipper 


The shoulder-high-type goalie joined the club mid last season and was instrumental in ensuring they survive relegation at the end. 

Kigonya has clearly outlined that his ambitions are beyond the continent and is looking to build on last season performance. 

-We met the club's objectives to survive the knife last season. This time, our eyes are set on the top three spots if not the title. But that said, as a person, my ambitions and targets are inclined at playing outside Africa, he added.

Sofapaka is currently battling to be reinstated back to the league after the Football Kenya Federation demoted the team to the second tier for failing to meet the minimum club licensing requirements.


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