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Top clubs in chase for Mathare’s workhorse Johanna

AFC Leopards has earmarked Mathare United’s midfielder Eric Johanna as their marquee signing ahead of the next season.

Two other top teams, champions Tusker FC and Gor Mahia, are also said to be keen on signing the 21 year old midfielder.


The Kenyan international will soon be out of contract at Mathare United.

His brilliant performances over the past two years have earned him accolades including the KPL midfielder of the year award in 2015.

Having undergone an unsuccessful trial at top flight Swedish side AIK Football in the past few months, Johanna could be about to move to greener pastures.


Nairobi News understands that negotiations between Johanna’s representatives and Leopards officials have been going on in the past few weeks ever since the player was recommended by club coach Stewart Hall.

“He is a player who will improve our team. We lack creativity at the centre of the park and this is one position that the coach is really keen on reinforcements. Johanna fits the bill perfectly,” a Leopards official who spoke to Nairobi News off the record confirmed.