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Transfer window slams shut ahead of 2018 season

Thursday February 1 2018

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa (left) and Betika marketing manager Patricia Wachira hand over a jersey to new signing Elly Asieche at Sofapaka’s training ground at Eastleigh High School on February 1, 2018. PHOTO | KEVIN KIMANI |

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa (left) and Betika marketing manager Patricia Wachira hand over a jersey to new signing Elly Asieche at Sofapaka’s training ground at Eastleigh High School on February 1, 2018. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By VINCENT OPIYO
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The two-month long Kenyan Premier League transfer window closed on Wednesday midnight with teams bolstering their ranks ahead of the 2018 season that kicks off this weekend.

Nation Sport rounds up the deals to have happened in the KPL as the January window slammed shut:

AFC LEOPARDS

IN: Baker Lukooya (Soana, Uganda), Isaac Oduro (Accra Hearts of Oak, Ghana), Henry Uche (Shooting Stars, Nigeria), Prince Arko (Sekandi Hasaacas, Ghana), Eric Kwabena (El Sheikh, Egypt), Ezekiel Odera (City Stars), Yusuf Mainge na Marvin Omondi (Green Commandoes), Collins Okoth (Gor Mahia), Ezekiel Owade (Nakumatt), Joseph Kuria (Posta Rangers), Ezekiel Otuoma na Brian Marita (Western Stima), Moses Mburu (KCB), Jairus Adira (Chemelil Sugar).

OUT: Ibrahim Mao (Wazito), Alexis Kitenge (Atletico Olympic, Burundi), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Keziron Kizito (Kerala Blasters, India), Jackson Juma, Haron Nyakha (Wazito), Ian Otieno (Sofapaka), Ray Omondi (Sony Sugar), Marcellus Ingotsi (Posta Rangers), Samuel Ndung’u (Mathare United), Musa Mudde (Gokulam, India), Yakub Ramadhan (Sony Sugar), Joshua Mawira, Levis Wanami, Andrew Tololwa, Jack Bruno (Nakumatt)

BANDARI

IN: Brian Andanje (FC Talanta), David King’atua (Oskarshamns, Sweden), Wycliffe Ochomo na John Avirre (Kakamega Homeboyz), Farouk Shikhalo (Posta Rangers), Atariza Amai, Joshua Oyoo, Boniface Akenga na Nicholas Mejja (Nakumatt), William Wadri (Maroons, Uganda), Bashunga Abouba (Rayon Sports, Uganda), Keegan Zakayo (Tande Secondary School), Collins Agade (Muhoroni Youth), Swaleh Chacha, Hassan Iddi na Dennis Magige (Bandari Youth)

OUT: Enoch Agwanda (Ushuru), Noah Abich (Nakumatt), Jacob Keli, Godfrey Okongo (loaned), Ivan Kiweewa, Field Cosmas, Baron Oketch, Michael Apudo (Ushuru), Sharif Mohamed, Wilson Oburu (retired), Farid Mohammed (loaned), John Oginga, Moses Kinyanjui (loaned), Edwin Lavatsa (Tusker), Andrew Waiswa (Kakamega Homeboyz) and Tyron Owino (Sony Sugar)

CHEMELIL SUGAR

IN: Jacob Omondi, Bliss Kityo, Maxwell Onyango (Muhoroni Youth), Vincent Mahiga, Benard Odundo (GFE 105), Stephen Njoroge (Comply), Kevin Okoth (Chemase Secondary), Nicholas Akoko (Sony Sugar), Wilberforce Wanjala (Webuye AllStars), Kelvin Wesonga (Palos), Bakari Kandi (Chemelil Sugar), John Kuol (Green Commandoes), Barcisky Otieno (Talanta), Philbert Ochieng’ (Mosca)

OUT: Jairus Adira (AFC Leopards), Dennis Kiptoo (Zoo Kericho), Erastus Mwaniki, Moses Osure, Smith Ogutu, Anthony Simasi, Dennis Owino, John Mwita, Moses Arita, Benjamin Chaka, Jafari Owiti (AFC Leopards), David Ojuang’, Apollo Otieno (Tusker), Smith Ouko, Willis Abayi

GOR MAHIA

IN: Humphrey Mieno (Tusker), Bernard Ondiek (Western Stima), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Ephrem Guikan (ASPL 2000, Mauritius), Steven Okiro (Bidco United), Lawrence Juma (Nzoia Sugar), Eliud Lokuwam (FC Thunderbirds), Wesley Onguso (Sofapaka), Kevin Omondi (Kenya Police), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Cersidy Okeyo (Tusker), Raphael Asudi (Gor Mahia Youth)

OUT: Mike Simiyu (Mathare United), Teddy Osok (Sofapaka), John Ndirangu (Kakamega Homeboyz), Timothy Otieno (Tusker), Anthony Mbugua, Jeconiah Uyoga (Wazito), Karim Maqbul (Nakumatt), Oliver Maloba, Jean Baptiste (APR, Rwanda), Kenneth Muguna, Musa Mohammed (KF Tirana, Albania)

KAKAMEGA HOMEBOYZ

IN: Allan Wanga, James Situma, Noah Wafula (Tusker), Fredrick Shimonyo, Evans Kiwanuka (Western Stima), Collins Saka (Isibania), Hassan Kikoyo, Kennedy Rono (Muhoroni Youth), Wilson Anekeya (Thika United), John Ndirangu (Gor Mahia), Andrew Waiswa (Bandari), Collins Oguda, Lamine Diallo, Keiphas Baraza (Vihiga United), Smith Ouko (Chemelil Sugar)

OUT: Charles Momanyi (Gor Mahia), Eric Ambunya (Tusker), Francis Nambute, Athman Buki, Jeremiah Wanjala (Posta Rangers), Victor Matete, David Okoth, Ali Kesi, Elias Otieno, John Avirre (Bandari), Jonathan Mwaniki, Victor Ochieng’, Patrick Senfuka (Masavu, Uganda), Wycliffe Ochomo (Bandari), Andrew Murunga

KARIOBANGI SHARKS

IN: Sydney Lokale (Nakuru AllStars), Fidel Odinga (K-Sharks Youth), Brian Juma (Liberty Sports), Shaphan Oyugi (Chemelil Sugar), James Mazembe, Henry Juma (Green Commandoes), Vincent Wasambo, Eric Kapaito (FC Talanta), Harrison Mwendwa (Mathare United), Gad Matthews (Western Stima)
OUT; Calvin Odongo, Osborne Monday (Posta Rangers), Matthew Tayo (Tusker), Ibrahim Kitawi, Elli Asieche (Sofapaka), Michael Isabwa (Vihiga United), Steven Odhiambo, Newton Mugo, Robert Mboya (Mathare United), Malcom Oigo, Masud Juma (Cape Town City, South Africa), Rodgers Omondi (KCB)

MATHARE UNITED

IN: Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito), Mike Simiyu (Gor Mahia), Samuel Ndung’u (AFC Leopards), Clifford Alwanga (Tusker), Klinsman Omulanga (Libert Sports), Francis Omondi (Modern Coast Rangers), Job Ochieng’ (Green Commandoes), Robert Mboya (K-Sharks), Gilbert Owiti (Posta Rangers)

OUT: Mark Kioko (Kibera BlackStars), David Mwangi, Levis Opiyo (Posta Rangers), Frank Liyayi, Victor Ashinga (FC Talanta), Musa Oundo, Morgan Oduor, Brian Nyakan (Nakumatt), Derrick Nzosi and Harry Mwendwa (K-Sharks)

NAKUMATT

IN: Jack Bruno (AFC Leopards), Moses Odhiambo (Ushuru), Rodgers Ochieng’ (Posta Rangers), Lucas Indeche, Noah Abich (Bandari), Tom Adwar (Muhoroni Youth), Meshack Karani (Sofapaka), David Aswani, Mohamed Nigol (Jericho AllStars), Solomon Nasio (Dandora AllStars), Boniface Mukhekhe (GFE 105), Frankline Mwenda (Vihiga United), Faina Jacobs (Muhoroni Youth), Sylvester Ochichi, Job Omuse (Palos), Timonah Wanyonyi

OUT: Kennedy Onyango (Posta Rangers), Nicholas Mejja, Boniface Akenga, Joshua Oyoo (Bandari), Kepha Aswani (Sofapaka), David Gateri (Ushuru), Roebrt Omunuk, Victor Okullu, Omar Adisa, Benard Meki, Edmond Murai, Sammy Okinda, Ezekiel Owade (AFC Leopards), Jackson Saleh, Ronald Musana (Proline, Uganda), Chris Wekesa, Chrispine Odula, Peter Nzuki (Tusker)

NZOIA SUGAR

IN: Morven Otinya (Sofapaka), Dennis Wanjala, Tom Teka (Green Commandoes), Patrick Otieno (Bukembe Secondary), Kevin Juma, David Mutimba, David Okoth (Kakamega Homeboyz)

OUT: Masita Masuta (Ulinzi Stars), Collins Odawa, Julius Were, Dennis Ongeri, Geoffrey Kariuki, Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia)

POSTA RANGERS
IN: Kennedy Onyango (Nakumatt), Danson Kago (Tusker), Cavin Odongo, Osborne Monday (Kariobangi Sharks), Peter Nganga (Nakuru All Stars), Suleiman Ngotho (Thika United), Marcelas Ingotsi (AFC Leopards), Luis Tera (Tusker), Peter Opiyo (Al Markhiya, Qatar), Jeremiah Wanjala (Kakamega Homeboyz)

OUT: Joseph Kuria (AFC Leopards), Mohamed Abdulrazik, Brian Nyakan (Nakumatt), Farouk Shikhalo (Bandari), Gilbert Owiti (Mathare United)

SOFAPAKA

IN: Vitalis Akumu (Western Stima), Yusuf Mohammed (Muhoroni Youth), Elli Asieche, Ibrahim Kitawi (Kariobangi Sharks), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Samson Eshikumo (Mbotela Kamaliza), Patterson Kigondi (Umeme), Moussa Omar (Bugesera, Rwanda), Kevin Kimani (Al Hazen, Saudi Arabia), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt), Teddy Osok (Gor Mahia)

OUT: Wesley Onguso (Gor Mahia), Abdulatif Omar, Charles Pilipili, Feni Ali, Francis Ochola (Wazito), George Maelo, Hansel Ochieng (Thika United), Jonathan Mugabi (Vihiga United), Leroy Otieno, Meshack Karani (Nakumatt), Ricky Onimbo), Samuel Kariuki, Morven Otinya (Nzoia Sugar), Wanok Pate (Soana, Uganda)

SONY SUGAR

IN: Moses Mwangi (Green Commandos), Martin Werunga (Nairobi Stima), Derrick Otanga (Headquarters), Daniel Otieno (Muhoroni Youth), Yakub Ramadhan (AFC Leopards), Kelvin Muhanji (Vihiga United), Clinton Omollo (Isibania), Ray Omondi (AFC Leopards), Steve Otieno, Salim Sowedi (Muhoroni Youth), Tyrone Owino (Bandari)

OUT: Justine Omary, Amos Asembeka (both Tusker), Laban Gambareko, Abdallah Hamisi, Tom Muthomi, Lewis Rampei, Curtis Wekesa, Justine Monda, Nicholas Akoko

THIKA UNITED

IN: David Agesa (City Stars), Kelvin Opiyo (Nakuru Allstars), James Orundu (Talanta), Hansel Ochieng (Sofapaka), Emmanuel Kapchanga (Agro Chemical), Kassim Mwinyi (Bidco United), Franco Balabala (KCB), Michael Odongo, Kelvin Wesonga (Palos), Masakidi Kabemba (Zetech University)

OUT: Suleiman Ngotho (Posta Rangers), Wilson Anekeya (Kakamega Homeboyz), Collins Okumu, Chris Ogutu, Boniface Barasa, Samuel Mwanje

TUSKER

IN: Mathew Odongo (Kariobangi Sharks), Peter Nzuki (Nakumatt), Erick Ambunya (Kakamega Homeboyz), Apollo Otieno (Sony Sugar), Bonventure Khasabuli (Sony Sugar), Timothy Otieno (Gor Mahia), Edwin Lavatsa (Bandari), Robert Achema (Western Stima), Amos Asembeka (Sony Sugar), Lawrence Kasadha (KCCA, Uganda), Justine Omary (Sony Sugar), Vincent Omumbo (Western Stima), John Omach (Kisumu Hot Stars)

OUT: Humprey Mieno, Cercidy Okeyo (Gor Mahia), Luis Tera, Danson Kago (both Posta Rangers), Noah Wafula, James Situma, Allan Wanga (all Kakamega Homeboyz), Clifford Alwanga (Mathare United), Anthony Ndolo (Ushuru), Moses Ndawula, Hassan Abdul (both Chemelil Sugar), Victor Ndinya, Stephen Owusu (Nairobi Stima), Martin Kizza, George Mandela (Chemelil Sugar)

ULINZI STARS

IN: Masita Masuta (Nzoia Sugar), George Ochieng (Liberty Sports Academy), Oscar Ashioya, Miltone Wafula, Boniface Mutambi, Charles Orinda, Michael Kahindi

OUT: Stephen Waruru (Sofapaka), Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia)

VIHIGA UNITED

IN: Michael Isabwa (Kariobangi Sharks), Andrew Murunga (Ushuru), Geofrey Oputi (Palos), Ali Kesi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Fernandez Tera (Talanta), Jonathan Mugabi (Sofapaka), Victor Ayugi (KCB), Vincent Wonder (Palos), William Oricho (Kibera Black Stars), Wycliffe Kabaji, Vincent Kagasi, Daudi Saisi

OUT: Clyde Senaji, Kelvin Muhanji (loaned to Sony Sugar), Gilbert Munai, Frankline Mwenda (Nakumatt), Gideon Abucheri, Johnson Muyesu, Oscar Omwami, Nelson Asena, Martin Imbalambala, Aquinous Alufwani, John Ouma, Keiphas Baraza, Rashid Kyambadde, Lucas Weitere

WAZITO

IN: Salim Akatha (St. Joseph), Moses Otieno (Posta Rangers), Marvin Omondi (Ushuru), Eric Ogwade (Kibera Black Stars), Francis Ochola (Sofapaka), Ibrahim Mao, Edwin Mukolwe, Harun Nyakha (all AFC Leopards), Emmanuel Tienan (Mosca), Athman Buki (Kakamega Homeboyz), George Owiti (Modern Coast), Kenneth Wendo

OUT: Dickson Ihaji, Johnston Omurwa (Mathare United), Bob Mugalia, Cresten Mwanzo, Kennedy Okanda, Zacharia Gathu, David Otieno, Paul Karuri, John Mabia, Dan Otie, Zachary Onyango, Reuben Munyao, Japhary Oyando, Dennis Gicheru (KCB)

ZOO KERICHO

IN: Daniel Kiptoo (Chemelil Sugar), Martin Elungat (Thika United), Sailas Shihemi, Derrick Milimu

OUT: Richard Omboko, Charles Osomo, Andrew Ongwae, Wycliffe Nthatha, Moses Odhiambo