KPL: Key strikers to watch in 2018 season

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Goal brings you some of the top strikers, who will be vital for their respective teams in the new Kenyan Premier League season

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    #1 Jacques Tuyisenge (Gor Mahia)

    The Rwandan star was unfortunate to miss out on the Golden Boot Award last season. Tuyisenge formed a formidable combination with strike partner Meddie Kagere and midfielder George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo to hit the back of the net 13 times and finish third in the race for the Boot Award. If the striker works on his finishing skills and composure in front of goal, he can hit 20 plus goals for the Dylan Kerr led side in 2018 season.

  2. #2 Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz)

    The former international made a surprising transfer move to Kakamega Homeboyz after he was released by Tusker last December. With about two or three seasons left on him, Wanga has a mission to help the Western County-based side finish as high as possible in the league. But he has to score, and doing that will definitely prove a point to the former employers, who deemed him unfit to play.

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    #3 Meddie Kagere (Gor Mahia)

    Will this striker ever miss out? Currently he is the heartbeat of the Green Army and last season, he was instrumental for the team's seamless run in the league. Kagere was directly involved in K’Ogalo’s eighteen goals, as he scored fourteen and assisted four to finish behind eventual winner Masoud Juma, who scored seventeen. If he replicates his form, then Gor Mahia will once again be a force to reckon with.

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    #4 Chrispine Oduor (Mathare United)

    The attacking midfielder was one of the few players, who surprised many last season with his amazing performance. Oduor was in a devastating form for the ‘Slum Boys’ and scored eleven goals as well as creating four for the Francis Kimanzi coached side in the top league. Well, if he maintains the form this year, expect some magic!

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    #5 Eric Bekoe (AFC Leopards)

    Having played for Heart of Lions and Asante Kotoko in the Ghanaian top league, Bekoe is definitely one of the most experienced strikers in the current AFC Leopards squad. His arrival also comes at the right time after the team struggled to score goals last season. Ingwe fans hope that the Ghanaian striker has come with his scoring boots, or else they will be in for a long season.

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    #6 Umaru Kasumba (Sofapaka)

    Despite joining Sofapaka in the middle of the season, the Ugandan established himself as one of the best finishers in the seventeen matches he featured for Batoto ba Mungu. He was directly involved in eighteen goals; the striker netted twelve goals and created six. If he maintains his form, he will definitely score above twenty goals this season.
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    #7 Kepha Aswani (Sofapaka)

    Another top striker, who single handedly carried former team Nakumatt last season. Despite enduring an injury hit season, the former AFC Leopards marksman netted thirteen goals. His power, determination and favorable physique make defenders a little bit scared when they face his side. If Aswani stays injury free, Batoto ba Mungu will benefit from the latest signing.

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    #8 Ephrem Guikan (Gor Mahia)

    The Ivorian striker was signed by the Kenyan Premier League champions to help them do better in Caf matches. While turning out for AS Port Louis 2000, the 24 year-old scored twice and helped the Mauritius side eliminate former champions Tusker in the Caf Champions League. However, he has to adapt faster and ensure he regularly hits the back of the net at home or else he will face the wrath of K’Ogalo fans.

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    #9 Stephen Waruru (Sofapaka)

    The former soldier surprisingly ditched Ulinzi Stars for the 2009 champions Sofapaka with hopes of doing better. Waruru scored thirteen goals last season and provided six assists. However, he has to work his way to the starting line-up considering the fact that the Sam Ssimbwa coached side is rich with talent in that department.