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Wanga looks south for greener pastures

Kenyan international striker Allan Wanga has all but made a decision to move to the South African Premier Soccer League.

Wanga’s contract with Sudanese giants El Merreikh expires at the end of this month and he says he will not be renewing it with PSL side Bidvest Wits, which finished 3rd in the just concluded season, said to be keen on signing him.

“There have been talks but nothing has been concluded yet. I am seeking a new challenge and I think the South African League will be good for me. Of course El Merreikh want me to stay but I don’t think I will,” Wanga said.

Wanga has played a pivotal role for El Merreikh since his arrival at the club at the beginning of June last year.


With the Sudan league currently on mid-season break, Wanga was the second top scorer in the league with five goals while at club level, he is the top scorer with seven goals.

Wanga Allan is regarded as Kenya’s main striker at the moment, in the wake of the impending retirement of Dennis Oliech from the national set up.

He has previously enjoyed successful spells in Angola with Petro Atletico, alongside other stints in Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Sudan plus in the Kenyan Premier League where he has played for Tusker, Sofapaka and AFC Leopards.

In December 2013, Wanga scored two goals that enabled Kenya to beat Sudan 2-0 and win the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Nairobi.