Ingwe's new acquisition Peter Opiyo remains the most expensive player in the just ended transfer after the club paid Sh850, 000 for his services
By Tim Musungu
The Kenyan Premier League transfer window officially closed at midnight. AFC Leopards were the biggest spenders in the transfer window spending close to Sh1.7 million albeit on signing only three players.
Peter Opiyo remains the most expensive KPL player in the June transfer window with Leopards using Sh850, 000 to acquire his services from defending champions Tusker FC.
Opiyo was paid Sh400, 000 to convince him sign for Ingwe with Gor Mahia also reportedly hot on 'Pinchez’s' heels.
Ingwe followed that up with a Sh450, 000 fee to Tusker, who had a contract with him. Abdallah Juma is the second most expensive premiership acquisition with AFC Leopards having parted with half a million to get his services at the den.
Ingwe paid Juma Sh200, 000 while his former club Sofapaka were handed paid Sh300, 000 to compensate them for the loss of their dependable left back.
AFC Leopards also spent Sh300, 000 to FISA Academy to renew Paul Were’s loan contract which had ended on June 1. Other AFC Leopards' signings who have also been confirmed are Michael Khamati from Division one side Administration Police and Saddique Abdikadir, who had been playing for Local Government.
Gor Mahia have spent Sh365, 000 in their transfer business but this figure could rise once Patrick Oboya is confirmed with only his ITC pending.
Gor Mahia’s most expensive transfers are those of Paul Odhiambo from Kakamega Homeboyz, Erick Okoth from Bandari and Joseph Wanyonyi from Aspire Academy.
Gor paid Sh100, 000 to Homeboyz and Bandari for Odhiambo and Ochieng’ while they paid Wanyonyi Sh100, 000 to join.
Ugandan defender Ivan Anguyo pocketed Sh50, 000 to renew his contract at the club while Gor paid Sh15, 000 to Thika United for the services of young goalkeeper Joel Bataro.
Other players who signed for Gor Mahia are Ronald Okoth from Methodist University, Ali Abdallah from Coast United and Angelo Okumu from Tena FC.
NEW STRENGTH | Gor Mahia's new signing from Bandari Erick Ochieng (in white)
Champions Tusker FC also spent a good amount of money in the transfer window, spending Sh290, 000 for nine new signings. Their most expensive acquisition was Athman Buki who left Bandari at a fee of 130,000 shillings.
Andrew Murunga cost the brewers Sh100, 000 to get his services back at Ruaraka after moving to Naivasha side Karuturi Sports. Aboud Omar (Bandari), Ali Abondo, Moses Otieno (Gor Mahia) and Kelvin Oliech cost the Brewers Sh15, 000 each.
Victor Maloba from Administration Police joined on a fee transfer. Nigerian Governor Jeffrey and Malawian Racquib Milanzi joined the club on an undisclosed fee.
Sofapaka have also spent a considerable amount, using Sh120, 000 in their transfer business. Their most expensive acquisition was Bernard Mang’oli, joining them on a six month loan deal from AFC Leopards. The move cost them Sh100, 000.
Batoto ba Mungu Sh15, 000 to Gor Mahia for Yussuf Juma while Nairobi Stima pocketed a paltry Sh5, 000 for goalkeeper Victor Ligingo.
Ulinzi Stars were also active in the June transfer window making four new signings. Striker Oscar Wamalwa from Division one side Bidco was their most expensive signing, costing them Sh55, 000. Fred Chitai from Thika United cost them Sh25, 000 while Franklyn Miheso from Bandari and Collins Ochieng from Muhoroni cost them Sh15, 000.
Muhoroni Youth were the most active in the June window signing in 15 new players at a total fee of Sh136, 000. Jeremiah Wanjala was their most expensive acquisition having cost them Sh36, 000 from Division One side Agro Chemicals.
Other players to join them are Shabaan Ouma from Sony, Ibrahim Ateng Daniel Kiptoo and Fred Ochieng from Mathare all who cost them Sh15,c000 each.
Fan Ngaira from Rush FC, Jackson Oduor from Nakuru All Stars, Olesu Tatieh and Ezekiel Otuoma from Moyas as well Gideon Ssekamwa from Finlays all cost the men from Muhoroni Sh5, 000 each.
Jackson Awuonda from Muhoroni Academy and Abbas Akinyemi who has now been cleared after an ITC stand off were free transfers.
Kennedy Oduor and Charles Ouma have also joined the Muhoroni side on loan from Sofapaka.
Sony Sugar brought in five new signings costing them Sh70, 000. Moses Arita was the most expensive acquisition, having cost Sh55, 000. Sh15, 000 was paid to Tusker while the former Thika United striker pocketed Sh40, 000.
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The only other player to cost them money in the transfer window was Steve Biko who cost Sh15, 000 from Karuturi Sports. Other new players in the team are Andrew Sekayombya loaned from Tusker FC, Kaleb Adola from KCB and Henry Okello from their Youth ranks.
Thika United did not spend a dime in the transfer business as they acquired only two players on free transfers. Liberian Dweh Alison joins the Club from Brazilian side Rio Clara while Antony Kimani joins from Commercial FC.
Karuturi Sports spent only Sh25, 000 in their transfer business to acquire six new players. Jairus Okeno (Migori Youth) Sherwin Ritta (FISA Academy) and Benson Amianda (Tusker FC) have joined on loan.
Sony Sugar were paid Sh15, 000 for Amon Muchiri who returns to the club after a year out. Dancun Owiti has also joined the club from Mahakama on a Sh5, 000 fee.
Homeboyz also made considerable number of buys in the June window, bringing in 13 new players at a total cost of Sh105, 000.
Michael Wandera and Bernard Ongoma joined the Kakamega based side from AFC Leopards on loan.
Geoffrey Simiyu (Muhoroni), Titus Wamalwa, Allan Otindo (Karuturi), Tony Ssentongo, Collins Oduor (Sony Sugar), Moses Chikati (Chemelil Sugar), Noah Abich (AFC Leopards) all cost Sh15, 000.
Evans Maliach and Kennedy Omunyinyi have been elevated from the youth ranks of the team while Juma Mangeni joins from Saak Boys High School.
KCB have made only three signings, costing them Sh35, 000. Carlson Mweresa joins from Nationwide side KRA for a fee of Sh5, 000 while David Bogere from Thika United and Zack Onyango from Gor Mahia join for Sh15, 000 each.
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Western Stima have confirmed four signings costing a total of Sh50, 000. Mike Simiyu (Bandari), Abbey Natty (Gor Mahia) and George Amayo (Homeboyz) join at a fee of Sh15, 000. Allan Odhiambo cost them Sh5, 000 from Kenya Forest Service.
Mathare United made eight new signings with their most expensive asset being Osborne Monday who has been loaned out to the 'Slum boys' for a six month loan deal worth Sh100, 000. Keneth Wendo, Edwin Ombasa (Tusker), John Njenga (Thika) and Francis Ouma (Sony) all cost Sh15, 000.
Athman Matano joins from Magongo Rangers for Sh5, 000 while Roy Syamba is a free transfer from Mahakama.
City Stars have not spent in the transfer window, bringing in only three new players; one on loan and two on a free transfer. Ray Ochieng from Kibera Celtic and Sammy Bavon from Kangemi United are the free transfers while Michael Juma has been loaned from FISA Academy.
Chemelil Sugar have four new transfers; Francis Oduor cost them Sh25, 000 from Mathare United, Sammy Wakhanya (Muhoroni) and Peter Ashango from City Stars cost them Sh15, 000. Glence Ochieng was a free transfer from Sofapaka Youth.
Bandari have nine new players; the Tusker duo of Humphrey Okoti and Maurice Odipo join from Tusker at a fee of Sh15, 000. Iddi Shikanda from Muhoroni Youth and James Orundu from Sony also join for the same amount.
Other new players are Jeremiah Bright from Tusker, Muhiddin Abbas from West United, Ibrahim Kitawi on loan from FISA Academy, Islam Omar (Admiral) and Morris Dukuly from Thika United.