AFC Leopards’ goalie now joins Sofapaka

Batoto ba Mungu have moved to tie Barnabas Tiema to a two year contract after another signing George Opiyo was ruled out for months due to injury

Former AFC Leopards’ goalkeeper Barnabas Tiema has joined Sofapaka on a two year deal after the experienced custodian parted ways with Ingwe.

Tiema replaces goalkeeper George Opiyo, who had been signed up earlier in the week but the team doctor’s report revealed that he will need at least 12 months to recover from a knee injury he suffered while at Tusker.

The club has thus reached an amicable solution with the keeper to revoke his contract and enlist Tiema for the 2014 season. Tiema will thus join captain Duncan Ochieng’ and David Okello as the third goalie in the team while youthful Victor Ligingo is set to leave on loan.

KPL opening weekend fixtures: February 15 – Western Stima v Mathare United (Bukhungu Stadium), Sony Sugar v Top Fry Nakuru (Awendo), Muhoroni Youth v Sofapaka (Muhoroni), Ulinzi Stars v Chemelil Sugar (Afraha Stadium); February 16 – Bandari v KRA (Mbaraki Sports ground), Thika United v Tusker (Thika Municipal Stadium; February 19 – Gor Mahia v City Stars (City Stadium), KCB v AFC Leopards (Nyayo Stadium).