Leopards eyeing Sofapaka duo


Piston Mutamba (L) of Sofapaka FC contest for the ball with Salim Abdallah of AFC ...
Piston Mutamba (L) of Sofapaka FC contest for the ball with Salim Abdallah of AFC Leopards SC during their SportPesa FKF Shield semi-finals match at Kasasrani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on September 23, 2018. Sofapaka FC won 1-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards are planning a raid on Sofapaka FC for its duo of striker Pistone Mutamba and midfielder Dennis Odhiambo as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) steps up its transfer business
  • Leopards have already signed David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng on a short term deal and reports say they will look at least three more players with Rwandan defensive midfielder Richard Kalissa also on their list

AFC Leopards are planning a raid on Sofapaka FC for its duo of striker Pistone Mutamba and midfielder Dennis Odhiambo as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) steps up its transfer business.

Leopards have already signed David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng on a short term deal and reports say they will look at least three more players with Rwandan defensive midfielder Richard Kalissa also on their list.

Mutamba is reportedly a top priority with Ingwe‘s technical bench bearing a keen eye for the towering striker who netted eight league goals last season but has only managed one in a 2019 season plagued by injury.

“We want to beef up the striking area and hopefully, we can him to agree with our terms. We want a striker who can get us the goals and Mutamba is that kind of a striker,” a source at the Den told Citizen Digital.

Mutamba was signed by Batoto ba Mungu from Wazito FC last season after an eye-catching start to life in the top flight, with his form earning him a maiden call up to the national team.

Meanwhile, Ulinzi Stars have parted ways with striker Elijah Mwanzia on mutual consent just after eight Months with soldiers.

The former Mathare United hitman has struggled to fit in Dunstan Nyaudo coached side and has failed to command a regular starting place; only featured as a substitute.

Ulinzi Stars head coach Dunstan Nyaudo told the club’s website that the player is ‘destined for greatness’ despite struggling to fit into his side.

“He is a great player, only that our philosophy and style of play didn’t suit him. He is more of a ballplayer and I bet he will be a big asset to his next team and I am sure he will make it big in the industry.

“Mwanzia is a top player and had improved a lot with us; I guess we are at that point where we have to allow him to pursue greater things, and he leaves with all our blessing.”

The forward scored three goals in all competitions for the soldiers.

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