Nigerian striker Abass Akinyemi targets 'fresh' start after completing switch to Muhoroni Youth

The former Sofapaka and Rangers striker has agreed a deal in principal with the sugar belt side and is expected to pen a two year contract on Thursday
Abass Akinyemi has revealed to that he intends to make the most of the latest opportunity to feature in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) 2013 season.

The Nigerian will be making a comeback to the top flight league following a brief stint in Ukraine, after agreeing a deal in principle with Muhoroni Youth, where he is set to replace compatriot Abbey Natty who's decamped to Gor Mahia.

The lanky forward's career in Kenya got off to the best possible start after he managed to find the back of the net eight times in ten league games at Sofapaka FC three seasons ago.

However, a series of niggling injuries thereafter, cost him an extended opportunity with the 'Batoto Ba Mungu'. The 24 year-old, was also unfortunate to be dropped by Tusker FC one month after signing a three year contract due to fitness concerns. A short stint at (relegated) Rangers FC didn't work out, as did a spell in the Ukraine third division last year.

"People ask me why Muhoroni (Youth)? and I reply why not? the player told "I had a choice between Muhoroni, Kakamega HomeBoyz, Bandari and even (Ugandan Super League side) Victoria University who are handled by my former coach Sam Ssimbwa, who had tabled offers for me. But I want to start from scratch, I only want an opportunity to prove myself."

The player has agreed a deal with the sugar belt side and is expected to pen a two year contract on Thursday.