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Leopards midfielder goes AWOL amid links to Indian club

AFC Leopards midfielder Kizito Keziron has gone AWOL, Nairobi News understands.

The Ugandan is said to have disappeared from his hotel room in South C, Nairobi, sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon.

His known mobile phone is also switched off.

His whereabouts are not yet known even as speculation is rife that the player might have had his head turned by an offer from an unnamed Asian club.

“The manager of the hotel he is residing in has called to confirm that the player left with all his belongings,” a club official told Nairobi News.


“He indicated to us the other day of an offer to attend trials in India and we asked him to be patient so that we negotiate the nitty gritties with the said club. I really hope he has not fled there because it is a big mistake and we will not release him.”

Kizito, who is part of the Uganda Cranes set-up, joined Leopards in June in a much publicised deal believed to be worth upto Sh1 million in transfer fees.

Despite showing glimpses of talent, including a wonderful solo assist in a league match against Thika United earlier in the season, the ex-Vipers midfielder was yet to really settle in the team and command a starting place.

Kizito becomes the second player to exit the club in unclear circumstances, coming weeks after Alan Katerrega walked out of the club to join Ugandan champions KCCA following a fallout with coach Robert Matano.