KCB sign two as ‘Zico’ rebuilds


KCB sign two as 'Zico' rebuilds
Abuko leads his KCB team mates in celebrating after netting a goal against Kariobangi Sharks..KCB won 5-2.PHOTO/Courtesy

In Summary

  • KCB were placed fifth on the log by the time the defunct Kenya Premier League was halted following the Corona virus pandemic. They garnered 42 points out of a possible 69, having played 23 matches, winning 12, drawing six times and losing five matches.
  • At the end of last season, the club axed a total of nine players, and Otieno who doubled up as the national team assistant coach before his sack last week, now says his club will be aiming to represent the country in an international assignment at the end of the term - meaning they'll have to win a title - League or FKF Shield to fulfil the dream.

FKF Premier League side KCB have signed two players ahead of the new season kick off. The Bankers have raided moneybags Wazito acquiring the signature of striker Derick Otanga. Head coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno says they have also signed Henry Ochieng from Western Stima.

“So far we have only signed two players, one from Wazito and the other from Western Stima. We are cautious not to sign many before the government gives the nod for contact sports to resume. This will mean paying players who are not working,’’ said Otieno.

The former Harambee Stars assistant coach also said they are now in pursuit of three unnamed defenders to fill the gap left by their former captain Mike Kibwage who ditched the club. Kibwage was in KCB plans for the next season but he is said to have ditched the club abruptly.

“Since our captain left abruptly, we are now in pursuit of three more signatures and interested in beefing up our defence.’’

The former Kenyan international added that their policy only allows him to sign players from within Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania where the banks have branches.

Meanwhile ‘Zico’ said their main target this season is to perform much better than they did last term.

KCB were placed fifth on the log by the time the defunct Kenya Premier League was halted following the Corona virus pandemic. They garnered 42 points out of a possible 69, having played 23 matches, winning 12, drawing six times and losing five matches.

At the end of last season, the club axed a total of nine players, and Otieno who doubled up as the national team assistant coach before his sack last week, now says his club will be aiming to represent the country in an international assignment at the end of the term – meaning they’ll have to win a title – League or FKF Shield to fulfil the dream.

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