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The Congolese born ace reveals that AFC Leopards are keen to land his services and says he has no intentions of staying at Sofapaka beyond 2012

Congolese born Sofapaka striker Bob Mugalia has dropped the bombshell saying that he will not renew his contract with the club when his current deal expires on Dec 31, 2012.

In an interview with Kenya, Mugalia said that he would be focusing on new challenges in the coming season.

Mugalia's revelation comes barely three days after Sofapaka coach Stewart Hall hinted at trimming his squad in readiness for the 2013 season.

''Sofapaka has been a wonderful home to me. The President (Elly Kalekwa) has been very kind but I have now made up my mind that I will not be able to extend my contract with the club beyond 2012 because I want to take on new challenges and this is the best opportunity to do so."

The speedy attacker who was also linked with a possible move to Gor Mahia in the January transfer window said that league giants AFC Leopards are already courting him but noted that serious talks will begin when the season ends.

''So far I can confirm that AFC Leopards have shown interest in acquiring my services but negotiations can only start after the season ends. I will be traveling home (to Congo) to see my family in December and immediately I return, we will resume talks on the same.''

Mugalia was drafted into the national soccer team Harambee Stars by former head coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee  in 2010 who convinced him to change citizenship.

Since then, he has been on and off from national duty and was among the players axed by head-coach Henri Michel on Monday.

At club level, he has been instrumental for Sofapaka in the last two seasons, helping them win the domestic Cup in 2010 until he picked a knee injury early this season.