Depleted Leopards eye new signings


Depleted Leopards eye new signings
AFC Leopards ponder their next course of action after their opponents, Sony Sugar failed to turn up for Saturday's game at the Awendo Green Stadium. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards are taker coach Antony Kimani says the clubs has already identified key signings to strengthen their squad following the departure of captain Dennis Shikayi and dependable midfielder Yyvonne Isuza
  • The duo departed Ingwe at the turn of the year to join Kenyan Premier League (KPL) rivals Wazito FC and Kimani has assured Leopards fans that the clubs is working on their replacements, saying talks however still at their initial stages

AFC Leopards are taker coach Antony Kimani says the clubs has already identified key signings to strengthen their squad following the departure of captain Dennis Shikayi and dependable midfielder Yyvonne Isuza.

The duo departed Ingwe at the turn of the year to join Kenyan Premier League (KPL) rivals Wazito FC and Kimani has assured Leopards fans that the clubs is working on their replacements, saying talks however still at their initial stages.

“They were great players for the club but we respect their decision to leave. So far we have not received any other transfer requests and it’s my wish that we keep these group of players because they understand the vision of this club,” Kimani told Citizen Digital.

At the same time Gor Mahia FC assistant secretary general Ronald Ngala has confirmed Ugandan striker Juma Balinya from Yanga SC is training with the KPL champions as they try to find replacement for Ivorian Yikpe Ghislain, who signed for the Tanzanian giants last month.

“The player arrived yesterday and will be part of the training session these afternoon where the coach and the technical bench will be assessing his abilities and then we see if we can sign him,” Ngala said.

Balinya terminated his two-year contract due to non payment of salary last month, the same situation that led Yikpe to abandon the 18 times Kenyan Premier League champions and sign for the Yanga.

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