KPL Transfers: Agwanda joins Gor as Tusker back Kimanzi
Kenya international Enock Obiero Agwanda has joined Gor Mahia for an undisclosed fee from Sofapaka after agreeing to a two-year deal.
Agwanda became a free agent at the beginning of this month when he declined to renew his contract with Batoto ba Mungu, and the 22 year old put pen to paper for K’Ogalo on Wednesday evening.
“Twice I have come very close to signing for Gor Mahia but the deal aborted on both occasions because of the details of my contract. I am happy to have finalized the deal. Gor is the most successful club in the country and I feel quite honored to be a part of the team,” Agwanda told Nation Sport.
Agwanda made a contentious move from his home town club Sony Sugar to Sofapaka for a Sh 300, 000 sign on fee in December 2012 and within two and a half years, he has earned multiple caps for the national team and also won the domestic cup for his former club.
His thunderous right foot had earned him many suitors both locally and internationally, with Tanzanian giants Yanga presenting an enticing offer in December 2014 which was however rejected by Sofapaka.
Agwanda, who finished as runner up in the scorers chart last season, has however had an below par start to the new season that saw him get relegated to the bench by coach Sam Timbe.
The player has also been dropped from the national team squad by coach Bobby Williamson.
K’Ogalo secretary general Ronald Ngala confirmed the striker’s capture saying that he is hopeful that he will of great value.
“The club has had an interest in him (Agwanda) for a long time now and it is only the details of his contract that dragged the agreement. He is a good striker with vast experience in the local league and I know he will deliver on his goal scoring responsibilities,” Ngala said.
At the same time, Tusker chairman James Musyoki has rubbished claims that the club intends to fire coach Francis Kimanzi.
The brewers are enduring a tough 2015 season that has left them at seventh position on the table, but Musyoki has stated that the club still has faith in Kimanzi.
“On that we have already made a stand. Kimanzi isn’t going anywhere because it is not his fault that the team is doing badly. We have had problems with goalkeeping since Duncan Ochieng suffered a long term injury so teams have been scoring at will. We shall rectify that during the current transfer window,” he said.
The brewers have since confirmed the signing of former AFC Leopards goalkeeper Martin Musalia, striker Ronald Musana from KCB and defender Eugene Asike from Sofapaka.