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Masoud Juma back home after failed trials in Sweden

Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma is back in the country after a failed attempt to secure a move to Europe.

Nairobi News understands the towering Kenya international was not offered a contract by top Sweden outfit AIK FC despite training with the reserve team for the past week.

“The technical team is impressed with his (Juma) ability but decided not to offer him a contract at this point, midway through the league season over there. The management prefers recruiting someone already accustomed to the European game and weather conditions in Sweden,” a source told Nairobi News.

Juma is expected to reunite with his teammates and feature prominently for the newly promoted top flight side in what promises to be a gruelling second leg of the SportPesa Premier League campaign.

The former Sony Sugar player was the centre of attraction when he was offered a starting role in Harambee Stars set up during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game away to Sierra Leone.

Although Stars coach Stanley Okumbi vehemently defended this decision after Stars lost 2-1 to the Leone Stars, a section of the team’s supporters argued on social media that Juma’s place should have been given to a more experienced striker like, say, Stephen Waruru who has impressed the most in the league this season.

Juma joins Eric Johanna who also failed to secure an opportunity to join AIK FC despite training with the team last year.