Leopards won’t re-sign former skipper Otieno: Shikanda


Leopards won't re-sign former skipper Otieno: Shikanda
AFC Leopards SC captain Duncan Otieno dribbles against Western Stima FC during their SportPesa Premier League match at the Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on July 29, 2017. Western Stima FC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has rubbished claims that they are on the verge of re-signing their former captain Duncan Otieno from Zambian giants Nkana FC.
  • Shikanda has submitted that a lot of speculations have been spread which are yet to be confirmed by the 12- time champions.
Beat writer, AFC Leopards

AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has rubbished claims that they are on the verge of re-signing their former captain Duncan Otieno from Zambian giants Nkana FC.

Shikanda has submitted that a lot of speculations have been spread which are yet to be confirmed by the 12- time champions.

“No, nothing like that! We have not signed any of those players you are mentioning. We are also reading it on social media.

”They should wait for us to sign players before posting on the social media. Ooh, we have signed Messi, Ooh, Mbappe is coming, Ooh,  Thing’o is coming… we have not signed those players people are talking about,” Shikanda said.

Otieno, 26,  is likely to move away from Nkana FC when his contract comes to an end in October with the Zambian powerhouse facing financial difficulties after their main shirt sponsor withdrew.

The Harambee Stars midfielder left Ingwe in October 2018 to join the Zambian top tier outfit joining country men Harun Shakava and Musa Mohammed.

Leopards boss has has however underscored that the club is going to rope in unfamiliar faces; the aim being to promote homegrown talent.

“We are still holding on before we unveil all the new players…We want to do it in our own style.

All the teams are signing players and it is not true as it is being portrayed that only Gor Mahia are signing players,” Leopards chief said, adding: “We urge people to be patient as we are still active in the market after which unveiling will follow.”

He concluded: “We are not asleep but doing things in a sure manner without rushing.”

Leopards have been far from aggressive in the transfer market even as they hope to end their 22-year title drought.

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