Kenyan international and Sofapaka defender Eugine Asike is scheduled to depart for South Africa in the next few days for a two week trial with top flight outfit Bidvest Wits.
"Asike is heading for South Africa this Sunday. He could be away for upto 14 days and we wish him well. Apart from his case, I expect no departures or arrivals ahead of the 2013 season," Sofapaka coach David Ouma told Goal.com.
The marauding defender has over the past season attracted interest from a host of foreign clubs following impressive performances with the Fkf Cup finalists. His displays also earned him a starting role in the Senior national team under imediate former coach Henri Michel, a position he maintained with current stand in coach James Nandwa.
The centre back who previously turned out for KCB in the Kenyan league, was reported to have passed on the opportunity to join Tanzanian moneybags Azam FC early this year, following recommendation from his former coach Stewart Hall. He also attended trials in Sweden at an unnamed second division club.
Asike becomes the second player from the Kenyan Premier League - after teammate and Thika United youngster Clifton Miheso who is heading for trials with a top flight club in South Africa.
Miheso has been invited by former PSL champions Supersport United. Asike could be the third senior player after Humphrey Mieno and Bob Mugallia to depart the 2009 KPL champions during the current transfer window.