15 foreigners make mid-season KPL moves

The mid-season transfer window came to a close on Monday 8 April and with it a total of 15 foreign players were confirmed to have made moves either from within the KPL or from across the border.

Two of the 15 switched clubs from within the topflight division while the remaining 13 were roped in either from outside of the country or from other leagues locally.

Nyanza region based side Chemelil Sugar were the most active side in this regard, bringing on board four foreign players of their total seven acquisitions.

West Africa

The millers turned their attentions to West Africa, roping in Ghanaian midfielder Richard Oti from Ghanaian topflight side Bernkum Chelsea, Nigeria striker Junior Adeyefa from Astound Freeman FC and Cameroonian defender Samuel Mpondo from Lydia Ludic FC of Cameroon.

The Francis Baraza coached side also cast its nets a little closer to home roping in Boris Kezi, a forward from Ugandan side Water FC.

Currently lying just four points above the drop zone, the millers will be hoping that their latest acquisitions will spur them towards avoiding the drop come the end of the season.

Inform Kakamega Homeboyz also went West, bringing onboard striker Siribe Aboubacar and custodian Isaac Ansah from Sabe Sports of Ivory Coast and Dreams FC of Ghana respectively.

Relegation threatened

Ghanaian topflight side Dreams FC also lost another of its custodians to the KPL as Mozart Adjetey decamped to link up with Mt. Kenya United. The relegation threatened side also brought in unattached Congolese midfielder Lutumba Nzunzi.

Current league leaders Gor Mahia made only one signing which was the deadline swoop of Ugandan midfielder Hashim Sempala from league rivals Tusker FC, which was one of only two foreign player transfers conducted between teams in the KPL with the other seeing AFC Leopards acquire the services of Rwandese defender Soter Kayumba from Sofapaka on-loan.

Kariobangi Sharks made only one foreign player signing, bringing on board Tanzanian winger Athanas Mdam from Tanzanian Premier League side Singida United. Mdam’s signing is a historical one for Sharks with the player becoming the team’s first ever cross boarder signing.

Title chasing Bandari made three signings in total with one of those being Nigerian striker Alex Orotomal who comes back to the country where he made his debut with AFC Leopards in 2018.

Only Sofa

Of all the teams that conducted business during the window only Sofapaka FC, who are well known for dipping into the foreign market, refrained from acquiring foreign players.

Below are all the 15 foreign players to have been confirmed during the just ended window;

AFC Leopards

Soter Kayumba – Rwandese – Onloan from Sofapaka

Ivan Sekazza – Ugandan – Unattached

Bandari FC

Alex Orotomal – Nigerian – St. George FC

Chemelil Sugar

Boris Kwezi – Ugandan – Water FC

Richard Oti – Ghanaian – Berenkum Chelsea

Junior Adeyefa – Nigerian – Astound Freeman FC

Samuel Mpondo – Cameroonian – Lydia Ludic FC

Gor Mahia

Hashim Sempala – Ugandan – Tusker FC

Kakamega Homeboyz

Siribe Aboubacar – Ivorian – Sabe Sports

Isaac Ansah – Ghanaian – Dream FC

Kariobangi Sharks

Athanas Mdam – Tanzanian – Singida United

Mt. Kenya United

Lutumba Nzunzi – Congolese – Unattached

Mozart Adjetey – Ghanaian – Dreams FC

Nzoia Sugar

Paul Kibande – Ugandan – Kangemi All Stars

Posta Rangers

Martin Lule – Ugandan – St. Joseph Youth