Were set to attend trials in South Africa

The speedy winger, who impressed for AFC Leopards' on Sunday, reveals to Goal that he will attend trials with Division One side Witbank Spurs
AFC Leopards’ winger Paul Were will attend trials at South Africa Division One side Witbank Spurs next week.

The speedy winger said on Tuesday he is delighted by the invite and hopes he can impress to be able to get a chance to turn professional.

“It is real a big honor for me and the club because it shows that someone is watching what I am doing at Leopards’ and believes that I should be somewhere better,” Were told Goal.

AFC Leopards’ Organising Secretary Timothy Lilumbi said Spurs had wanted the player to go early but 'we requested them to allow him play in the return leg of Confederations Cup fixture against Defence of Ethiopia.'

Were was influential in helping Leopards’ finish in second position in the Kenyan Premier League last season. He set up all the two goals for Leopards’ on Sunday when they hit Defence 2-0 in the first leg of Confederations Cup and remains a key component in helping Ingwe make it to the next round.

The player has in the past missed several opportunities to turn professional but his recent impressive form may just have opened new doors for him.