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Club President Elly Kalekwa confirms to Goal.com that the striker who plied his trade with Cyprus Division one side Larnaca has signed two year deal

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Sofapaka FC have landed the signature of highly rated Zimbabwean striker Obidiah Tarumbwa ahead of season kick-off.

Club president Elly Kalekwa confirmed to Goal.com that the striker who plied his trade with Cyprus division one side Ermis Aradippou, arrived in Kenya on Tuesday and has already put pen to paper a two year deal with the Batoto Ba Mungu outfit.

“I can confirm that we have signed Tarumbwa (Obidiah). He is a highly rated striker and we are glad to have him.”

“His club was keen on renewing the terms of engagement after the expiry of his initial deal but he opted to settle for Sofapaka.”

“We are excited at his capture and we are hopeful that he will help us win some silverware.” The Zimbabwean has featured for Belgian first division side Cercle Brugge before his contract was terminated in 2009. He returned home to sign for Bantu Rovers.

In 2012, Tarumbwa joined Cypriot second division side Ermis Aradippou after turning down an offer to play for home team Dynamos.

Kalekwa further revealed that Ugandan international Musa Mudde will not be part of his squad this season after Tanzanian league giants Simba SC declined to release him.

Mudde had been linked with a return to the club which he helped win the FKF- Domestic trophy 2010 but the deal ran into a brick wall.

Kalekwa however, said that they have earmarked two Ugandans who will replace Mudde. “We have two Ugandans who are joining us soon. One of them is a defensive midfielder and can play in Mudde’s position.”

 

 

 

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