Leopards win the race to sign on-demand striker Thiong’o
- Thiong’o has been on the radar of moneybags Wazito FC , KCB and champions Gor Mahia but has elected to join Ingwe, a club he supported as a youngster.
AFC Leopards have won the race to sign on-demand striker Peter Thiong’o from Kakamega Homeboyz.
Thiong’o who joined the Kakamega based side from St Joseph’s High Nakuru, has appended his signature on a two-year contract at Leopards after a protracted battle between the two sides though he will have to wait for two months when his Homeboyz contract expires before he formally joins the big cats.
“I have signed a pre-contract now that I still have a contract with Homeboyz for the next two months before officially joining Leopards.
It is two years deal and this has materialized when I travelled to Nairobi on Wednesday last week to complete the paper works,”he said.
Thiong’o has been on the radar of moneybags Wazito FC , KCB and champions Gor Mahia but has elected to join Ingwe, a club he supported as a youngster.
“I chose Leopards because I believe it will give me a better platform to market myself internationally. This decision was made after consulting with my agent.
I have also been a supporter of this team for a very long time and my strongest support base comes from AFC Leopards fans,” he added.
Homeboyz head coach Nicholas Muyoti has in the meantime said he’s ready to rope in a replacement.
“Thiong’o is a player that I would have loved to keep but if he has landed a better offer then we will have to look for a replacement,” the former Leopards player said.
Speaking from Turkey where he has gone to collect Leopards’ playing kit from apparel manufacturer Umbro, Chairman Dan Shikanda vowed to inflict more pain on Homeboyz by raiding the Kakamega side again.
This is after Shikanda and Homeboyz chaiman Cleophas Toto Shimanyula had a fierce exchange of words over the signing of Thiong’o with the later saying that Leopards don’t have money to sign his players.
Thiong’o becomes the first signing for Ingwe who aim to bolster the youthful side in readiness to challenge for the league title next season.
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