Winners & losers of the January transfer window in KPL

Goal Kenya.
With the window now closed, Goal looks back at the best and worst bits of business done over the past month

  1. Goal Kenya.

    #1 Winner: Gor Mahia

    The champions were exceptional last season eventually winning the Kenyan Premier League title with four matches to spare. They lost a couple of players among them influential captain Musa Mohammed, midfielder Kenneth Muguna, Baptiste Muginareza and Timothy Otieno. But once again the Green Army went for quality, signing players, who have already started impressing. Humphrey Mieno, Charles Momanyi, Ephrem Guikan, Lawrence Juma, and Cercidy Okeyo are players, who can turn your season around.

  2. Goal Kenya.

    #2 Winner: AFC Leopards

    The twelve times league champions have been taunted season in season out for their incompetence in the local top tier. This time round they invested in already tested and proven players. Former Gor Mahia man Collins’Gattuso’ Okoth, Baker Lukooya, Prince Akoh, Erick Bekoe, Joseph Kuria, youngster Jeffrey Awiti, Brian Marita are all players, who can make Ingwe champions again!

  3. Goal Kenya.

    #3 Winner: Kakamega Homeboyz

    Last season these guys impressed many after making a top five finish, and it seems they are not ready to let go. Head coach Mike Mururi identified weak areas and acted in the concluded transfer window. The experience of proven winners in Allan Wanga, James Situma and Noah Wafula plus the contribution of other new signings Evans Kiwanuka, Wilson Anekeya, Fredrick Shimonyo and John Ndirangu will make the Western-based side a force to reckon with.

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    #4 Winner: Posta Rangers

    The mail men have been one of the major forces to reckon with in the top tier. Despite their fine run last season that guaranteed their place within the top five in the league, the Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo led side struggled to score. It is a problem that has seemingly been addressed. The signing of Danson Kago, Luis Terra, Marcellus Ingotsi and the creative Cavin Odongo might do the trick. Suleiman Ngotho has also been signed to help tighten the defense. Philip Opiyo and Osborne Monday will also provide much needed experience.

  5. Sofapaka.

    #5 Loser: Sofapaka

    Batoto ba Mungu is known for bringing out quality players who can help the team win major honors, or compete in the top tier. But releasing the likes of Wesley Onguso, Feni Ali, Jonathan Mugabi, Meshack Karani and bringing in untested players as far as the Kenyan Premier League is concerned, might backfire. 

  6. Goal Kenya.

    #6 Loser: Nakumatt

    The cash strapped shoppers’ experienced mass exodus last month as players sort for greener pastures. The Anthony Mwangi coached side lost many first team players; Bonface Akenga, Nicholas Mejja Kepha Aswani, Joshua Ayoo, Robert Omunuk, Peter Nzuki, Ronald Musana among others. It will be a real struggle for the shoppers this season. 

  7. Tusker.

    #7 Loser: Tusker

    The eleven times champions shocked many after releasing fourteen players last December. Most of these players had helped the brewers win a double in the 2016 season. Humphrey Mieno, Cercidy Okeyo, Danson Kago, Luis Tera, Martin Kiiza, Noah Wafula and Clifford Alwanga are players, who could have helped the brewers to bounce back to the top, albeit with the right coach.