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New Tusker striker Wanga hopes to dethrone Gor Mahia

Kenya international striker Allan Wanga says lack of regular play time is the reason for his move from Tanzanian side Azam FC to local giants Tusker FC.

Wanga completed a move to Kenyan Premier League side on deadline day of June’s transfer window, thus ending a year long-stay at Azam.

But the former AFC Leopards and Sofapaka striker is hopeful that a return to Tusker has given him an opportunity to to help the brewers end a four year title drought this term.

Tusker, who last won the league title in 2012, currently top the league standings with 32 points from 16 rounds of matches.


Mathare United are second on 30 points while Gor Mahia, who have won the last three league titles, lie third on 29 points from equal number of matches.

“Almost everything was okay at Azam. They took care of me and my family in the best possible way and I thank the club for that. I however didn’t play much and I felt frustrated,” Wanga told Nairobi News after completing his first full training session with Tusker on Tuesday.

“But now I am delighted to be back home and I thank Tusker. We have a chance of winning the title and that is specifically why the technical bench have brought me here, to help the team with my goals and experience.”

This will be Wanga’s second stint at Tusker. His first tenure with the Ruaraka based team saw him notch what remains a league record of 21 goals in a single season.