Wanga finally joins Al Merreikh

The Harambee Stars' striker has penned a one year contract with giants Al Merreikh after several days of negotiations in country’s capital, Khartoum

By Dennis Mabuka

Former Kenya Premier League side AFC Leopards’ striker Allan Wanga has finally completed the much hyped transfer move to Sudan.

Wanga has penned a one-year deal with giants Al Merreikh after several days of negotiations in country’s capital, Khartoum. AFC Leopards’ will receive Sh4.5 million around USD50, 000 for the transfer.

“I am ready for this new challenge and I wish to thank everybody, who was involved in this deal. I will miss AFC Leopards’ and there passionate supporters but it was time for me to move on,” Wanga told Goal.

"We can confirm that the deal is now complete. As a club we are happy that the process has ended well. Wanga's future is sorted and he is elated with it. We will respect his privacy and for that matter his sign on fee remains confidential,” said our source privy to the deal.

Goal exclusively reported on Tuesday that AFC Leopards' were being offered as whooping Sh17million (200,000USD) by the Sudanese giants in exchange for the striker’s services. This is the reason, the club rushed to open talks with Omdurman giants according to sources in Leopards.

Officials at the Kenyan club viewed the offer by Al-Mereikh to be too lucrative to ignore and forced chairman Allan Kasavuli to travel to Khartoum alongside Wanga to start talks with the club. “We received many offers for Wanga but the one by Al-Mereikh was the most lucrative one and we couldn’t let it pass."

The Kenyan international, who joined the den from Vietnamese side Hoang Anh Gia Lai two seasons ago on a Sh1.3 million deal, has been the most influential player for the club. The 28-year old was instrumental as Ingwe won GOtv Shield Cup and finished runners-up in Kenyan league last season.