NAIROBI, Kenya, January 27 – Tusker FC have completed their transfer business with the capture of AFC Leopards midfielder Humphrey Mieno and five foreign players.
Head coach Francis Kimanzi, who is rebuilding his squad as he prepares to lay an assault on the league title he missed in his first year in charge has acquired the services of Sports Club Villa winger Aziz Kiemba, Victoria University forward Mathew Odong and Vipers’ Daniel Oyirwoth .
Gambian holding midfielder Matarr Nyan and Ghanaian striker Stephen Nwosu complete the list of foreigners at the ten-time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions.
“All the players have signed three year contracts and we expect them to be very good additions to the club. We are very serious about winning titles this year and you can see that in the quality of players we have brought on board. Adding the ones we had last season, I think we have built up a very strong squad,” Tusker FC CEO Charles Obiny told Capital Sport.
At the same, Obiny disclosed winger Kevin Kimani will still remain part of the club despite attending trials at an undisclosed club in Europe.
“We gave him permission to go but he has come back and remains part of us. That team is yet to state whether they are interested in him or not after the trials but they will communicate to us,” he added.
The Brewers are expected to move to Meru probably in March if renovations at the Kinoru Stadium will be completed in time.
The five join midfielder Cersidy Lumumba and defender Donald Mosoti as new recruits in the KPL Top 8 champions.
Among the players who left Tusker include the three Ugandans Khalid Aucho (to Gor Mahia), Martin Kiiza and Robert Omnuk as well as custodians Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Samuel Odhiambo (Ushuru FC), Victor Abondo (Gor Mahia), Joshua Oyoo (Loan KCB) and Mark Odhiambo (KCB).