Boniface Muchiri has revealed that he turned down an offer to sign for Kariobangi Sharks.
The former Sony Sugar ace now says he decided to pen a contract with the brewers because of their burning desire to retain the Kenyan Premier League title. Muchiri signed for the league champions on Wednesday and made immediate impact, scoring on his debut in the team's 8-3 win over national Super League side, Police on Thursday in a friendly match.
“I have always wanted to play for either Tusker, Gor Mahia or AFC Leopards because those are the big clubs in this country,” he was quoted on KPL official website.
“I picked Tusker because they were interested in me, but also because they have a very distinct plan of winning the league this year and I very much want to be part of that,” added Muchiri who also revealed that the allure of lifting the league saw him snub overtures from ambitious Kariobangi Sharks, who had chased after him for a while.
Muchiri, so far has two goals from 26 appearances for Sony Sugar. He becomes the third player to be signed by the table topping brewers in the current transfer window after Paul Odhiambo and Luis Tera Misiko.