Winger Waruru tops list of players booted by KCB FC ahead of new season


Winger Waruru tops list of players booted by KCB FC ahead of new season
KCB FC players celebrate theie 5-1 win over Posta Rangers in a KPL match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • KCB FC are reportedly hot on the heels of Western Stima prodigy Benson Omala.
  • In an earlier interview with Citizen Digital, head coach Zedekiah Otieno had hinted at revamping the squad ahead of the new campaign.

Kenyan Premier League side KCB have parted ways with eight players ahead of the new season.

The Bankers are targeting the league title next term and have released players deemed surplus to requirements.

Among those released is the 2017 bronze winner in the race for the golden boot Stephen Waruru, former K’Ogalo defender Pascal Ogweno, left-back Bolton Omwenga, and striker Benson Amianda.

Goalkeeper Allan Owiny has also been let go alongside Kenneth Mukuria.

Erick Otieno, Brian Olango, and Gabriel Mugabo complete the list.

The Bankers are reportedly hot on the heels of Western Stima prodigy Benson Omala.

In an earlier interview with Citizen Digital, head coach Zedekiah Otieno had hinted at revamping the squad ahead of the new campaign.

“Strengthening the team is normal across the world and we are not an exception. We will strengthen the team and ensure we have a better competitive edge,” Otieno told Citizen Digital.

“We have set our targets and have identified certain players who we will be trying to bring on board,”he added.

The Bankers struggled in the 2018/19 season which contributed to the exit of coach Frank Ouna from the club.

The 51-year-old Otieno, a former defender, was appointed to head the club and went on to help them perform better in the top-tier.

They were fifth on the log before the league was suspended owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.

“When I took over at the club, we were participants, but we have managed to change it and are now competitors in the KPL.

“There were places where we could not get points, but before the league was stopped, we had managed to do so.

“Remember, we were among the teams that beat Kakamega Homeboyz as well, it shows remarkable improvement.” Otieno concluded.

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