Sofapaka to make late raid on Gor for Juma


Sofapaka to make late raid on Gor for Juma
Striker Lawrence Juma celebrates after scoring the fourth goal in emphatic 4-1 win over AFC Leopards at Kasarani.PHOTO.Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen Digital

In Summary

  • Sofapaka are plotting a late raid on Gor Mahia for the signature of utility midfielder Lawrence Juma.
  • Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa has lifted the lid on the plot saying Juma could soon join his side as the deal is ''90% done''.

Sofapaka are plotting a late raid on Gor Mahia for the signature of utility midfielder Lawrence Juma.

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa has lifted the lid on the plot saying Juma could soon join his side as the deal is ”90% done”.

Juma, an important cog at K’Ógalo has since reported for pre-season training with the record KPL champions and was among the players taken through their paces this week in Nairobi.

The flamboyant Sofapaka boss is however confident of prizing him away, as the Batoto ba Mungu bid to reclaim the league title which they last won in 2009, their debut season in the top flight.

“Everything is looking up regarding the player and I believe we will have him sooner or later,” Kalekwa told Citizen Digital on Thursday.

“The deal is 90% done and in a couple of days, it will be finalized, it is as good as done,” he bragged, adding: “Juma is an exceptional player and his potential was at display in the abandoned 2019/20 season for Gor Mahia.”

“His experience at club level and international level is what we need and Juma brings that, from Nzoia Sugar to his current team, he has been a combative midfielder and even Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi trusted him in his team in crucial matches,” Kalekwa concluded.

On Monday, the Nairobi-based charges confirmed the arrival of Nigerian forward Karamor Tuborlayefa Michael to bolster the striking department.

The forward joined the club from Nigerian side Lagos Athletico for the next two seasons.

Batoto ba Mungu have been busy restructuring for the 2020/21 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season and have been in the market for players who can help them achieve their season goals.

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