National Super League side Vihiga United have announced the acquisition of eight new players as the league kick-off date nears.
Among the new arrivals is the immediate former Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper Leonard Basky Ochieng, who penned a two-year deal with the Vihiga County Government sponsored outfit.
The other new signings include custodian Frankline Mwenda from Oserian, former Western Stima defender Derrick Mwanzi, former AFC Leopards captain Martin Imbalabala, Jacob Atinda from Palos and Kennedy Omunyinyi from Shabana FC.
Youngsters Moffat Liuva and Zablon Khaemba who are alumni of Muhudu and Ebwali Secondary School respectively have also penned deals with the club.
Head coach Edward Manoah has also hinted to Goal that they are still looking for one more striker, who he says will solve their striking problems having realized the weakness in 2016. Their eyes are set on a foreign talent, whose arrival will be announced by the end of the week before they embark on a thorough training ahead of season 2017.
“I can say that we did some good scouting and we have now secured services of quality players, who will definitely help us in our quest for KPL promotion. Apart from the names announced, we still have a top striker on our radar and we will be unveiling him soon in order to finish our transfer business.”
In a restructuring move, the club also released eight players including Nicholas Odhiambo, Ramadhani Mwalimu, Milton Ayiro, William Andati, Vincent Wanda, Mark Ekhuya, plus Ugandan pair of Allan Kizza and Arthur Ssemanzi.