By Dennis Mabuka
Former Harambee Stars striker Francis Ouma has officially penned a two year deal with Swiss First Liga side FC Grenchen.
“I am delighted to confirm that Ouma is officially a FC Grenchen player after putting pen to paper a two year renewable contract. It was not an easy decision for Ouma to make because he had several offers from other clubs.
“We are looking forward to upcoming season and Ouma will be the team’s main striker,” revealed Karl Friedrich Doerflinger, Ouma’s agent.
Speaking to Goal, Ouma revealed that he was delighted to open a new chapter in his career. “It was not easy to impress my team during my nine days here. It is a top club which is managed professionally and are handling players’ well.
“My aim now is to score as many goals as possible for my new club as we strive to go for major trophies in coming season.”
Ouma featured for the side on Monday as they lost 3-0 to FC Munsingen in the final of Seeland Cup. The First Liga league commences on August 8 and Ouma is line to start for FC Grenchen when they take on FC Luzern in the opener.
Journeyman Ouma began his career at Mathare United with whom he won 2008 Kenyan Premier League and finished as season’s top scorer, with 15 goals. He later joined Italy side Parma after the end of the season.
In 2009, he was loaned to G.D Tourizense but returned to Kenya two years later and signed for Sofapaka, before returning to his former club Mathare United in 2012. He finished 2012 Kenyan season with nine goals for his club, making him the joint 9th top scorer.
FC Grenchen is a Swiss club, based in Grenchen and are currently playing in First Liga and play their matches at Bruhl Stadium. FC Grenchen won Swiss Cup in 1959, which is their only major title.