Former Kenyan Premier League champions AFC Leopards have completed the signing of Rwandese goalkeeper Eric Ndayishimiye.
Goal exclusively revealed that the player is in the country after falling out with his former side Rayon Sports, and that a deal in principle had been agreed. The club, through its official social media account, has confirmed the arrival of the experienced custodian.
“Rwandese goalkeeper Eric 'Bakame' Ndayishimiye has signed a 2 years contract with AFC Leopards, welcome to the Den Bakame,” read the short post.
The arrival of Bakame will push Ezekiel Owade down the pecking order, as Ingwe aims at winning the league title for the first time in twenty years.
On Friday, club’s top striker Ezekiel Odera rubbished reports indicating that he is leaving for Tusker FC. Goal had exclusively reported two weeks ago that the former Nairobi City Stars striker was on his way out of the club after falling out with new coach Nikola Kovazovic, in attempts to force a transfer move to Tusker.
However, Odera, who was the club’s top scorer with 13 goals last season, has told Goal that he has a contract with the twelve-time league champions and is not leaving.
“No! I am not going anywhere, my contract with AFC Leopards is still running and that means I am still with the team. I don’t have any intentions to leave and I have not held any talks with Tusker, those are just baseless rumors that are meant to unsettle me and the team.”
Odera however, admits that he irked the team’s new coach after missing training for two days but insists the issue has now been sorted. “It is true, I missed training for two days and it is something that did not go down well with the coach but we talked on Wednesday and everything is okay now. Let the fans support us, we promise to give our best this season,”
Odera will now have to fight for a place in the team with new Zimbabwean striker Michelle Katsvairo. Ingwe will start their challenge for the title with a clash against Kariobangi Sharks on December 8.