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Goal.com has reliably established that Ugandan Jimmy Bageya and forward Emmanuel Tostao are among the players' that will be shown the door

Kenya Premier League (KPL) side AFC Leopards are set to release a host of first team players before the end of this month.

Goal.com has reliably established that Ugandan winger Jimmy Bageya and fellow forward Emmanuel Tostao are amongst the big name players' that will be shown the door.

Bageya has registered mixed performances since his move from City Stars at the beginning of the 2012 season, a stark contrast to compatriot Dan Sserunkuma who also left the Kawangware-based side for rivals Gor Mahia in mid-season.

Teenage striker Tostao was an instant hit when he joined Ingwe following his impressive displays at the inaugural Under-20 KPL competition last term, but has struggled to nail down a regular spot with the first team ever since.

The decision to restructure the squad was reached at after a three hour National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held on Monday.

"I believe we have a couple of players that have failed to perform to expectations. The technical bench believes these players should pave way for fresh blood. We are looking to trim the squad and bring in experienced players who are thirsty for success," a reliable source confided to Goal.com.

Other players expected to depart the club include Brian Masiolo, Laurent Tumba, Laurent Siongo and Abdul Shaban.

Goal.com also understands that the futures of the technical bench remains uncertain as coach Jan Koops is yet to be sanctioned to purchase players in preparation for next season.



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