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Transfer news: The latest rumours from Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Tusker and all KPL teams

11:29 EAT 05/01/2018
Free State Stars, Joseph Okumu
Goal takes a look at the latest transfer stories from the Kenyan Premier League during the transfer window


Tusker are keen to sign former Free States Stars defender Joseph Okumu.

Okumu is a free agent after leaving the South African club in 2017. Reports now indicates that the brewers have initiated talks to sign the towering defender, who also turns out for Harambee Stars.

The former league champions are in a rebuilding process having released 14 players among them Allan Wanga, James Situma and Humphrey Mieno in late December.


Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Elly Asieche is on the verge of signing for Sofapaka.

Batoto ba Mungu are building a strong squad for next season and have identified Asieche as the player to run the midfield next season. “We have already held talks with the player and Sharks and he will sign soon,” a top Sofapaka official told Goal.

Sofapaka have already beefed up their squad with the acquisitions of striker Kepha Aswani from Nakumatt and Stephen Waruru from Ulinzi Stars.

Sofapaka finished second in the Kenyan Premier League last season behind winners Gor Mahia.


Nakumatt FC Secretary Albert Wesonga has hit out at Sofapaka for illegally acquiring the services of striker Kepha Aswani.

Early this week, the 2009 league champions announced they have signed the former AFC Leopards man in a reported two year contract. Wesonga says the club is not aware of any deal between the two parties, and that Aswani is still a Nakumatt player.

“We have not heard of any transfer involving our player; as far as we are concerned, Aswani is still our player. He has a contract with us, and any deal involving the player we have to know. It is a breach of contract and we might consider taking an action against Sofapaka for engaging our player in transfer discussions without our consent.

“No one has been released by Nakumatt, and if any team wants our player, there are channels to be followed,” Wesonga told Goal.

Aswani scored thirteen goals for Nakumatt in the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season.


South African side Ajax Cape Town is interested in the signature of Kenyan striker Jesse Were.

Were, who currently plies his trade with Zambian champions Zesco United, has a buy-out clause of Sh16 million having extended his stay in Zambia for a further two-years last July.

Were was also in the rudder of Free State Stars, who have withdrawn their interest due to the buyout clause, leaving The Urban Warriors at the forefront to land the 28-year-old, according to South Africa publication Kick-off.

Ajax turned their attention to Were after missing the signature of Malian forward Mohammed Diallo. Were has scored 34 goals in the last two years at Zesco United in the Zambian Super League.


AFC Leopards are close to sealing a deal for former Muhoroni Youth center back Faina Jacob, Goal has learnt.

The defender has been consisted for the relegated side, putting in unrivaled display that won the hearts of many. The tough tackling defender has been training with the GOtv Shield champions, and has reportedly caught the attention of the technical bench, led by coach Robert Matano.

Chairman Dan Mule says the management will not interfere with coach's signings because at the end of the day he is the one to be held accountable over the results.