Ex-Leopards captain Soter joins Rayon Sports


Ex-Leopards captain Soter joins Rayon Sports

In Summary

  • Former AFC Leopards captain Soter Kayumba has joined Rwandan giants Rayon Sports after ditching the 12-time Kenyan Premier League champions.
  • Rayon through its official Twitter account, broke the news of signing Kayumba on a one-and-a half- year contract.
  • He joined his new team mates in yesterday's training session.

 

Godfrey Ashiali

Former AFC Leopards captain Soter Kayumba has joined Rwandan giants Rayon Sports after ditching the 12-time Kenyan Premier League champions.

Rayon through its official Twitter account, broke the news of signing Kayumba on a one-and-a half- year contract.

He joined his new team mates in yesterday’s training session.

Kayumba left Kenya two months ago citing ‘difficult living conditions’ after Ingwe failed to pay his salary arrears running into three months and now has joined the Rwandese side to reignite his career.

He becomes the fourth foreign player to part ways with broke Leopards following the departure of Malian Ismailla Diarra, Burundian Tresor Ndikumana and Vincent Habamahoro of Rwanda.’

The Kenyan side is undergoing lean financial times with players owed upto five months salary arrears, a situation that could force several players to look elsewhere when the January transfer window opens in a week’s time.

Kayumba last featured for the Casa Mbungo coached side in November during the Mashemeji derby clash which ended in a 4-1 thrashing of Ingwe.

In a recent interview with Citizen Digital, Kayumba vowed not to return to the den unless Leopards got a sponsorship.

“Life in Nairobi is hard without money and so I will not come if Leopards will not get a sponsor,” he said back then.

Club chairman Dan Shikanda has in the meantime said that the club has lined up ‘able’ replacement.

“In Rwanda they don’t follow what we do in these other countries, they don’t recognize FIFA rules. I can call it jungle rule –where you do whatever you want.

“But we have better replacement; as you can see the team has gelled well and in fact our defence is more stronger than anything else,” he charged.

Leopards are seventh on the KPL log with 22 points, six behind leaders Gor Mahia and will next play host to Zoo FC at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on January 4th 2020.

 

 

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