REPORTS: Former Leopards defender relocates back to Saudia Arabia

After the conclusion of his short three month stint with AFC Leopards, Kenyan international David Cheche Ochieng is believed to have joined Saudi Arabian second tier side Al Ansar.

A quick search on the internet suggests as much with reliable profile website Transfer Market confirming the switch on a free transfer. Also his absence from the CHAN squad in which he had been named in the provisional squad further strengthens the move.

Free agent

Cheche joined Leopards in March as a free agent, alongside fellow Kenyan international Paul Were, with both players penning short term deals in search of play time ahead of this year’s AFCON championship.

They both got the play time but only Were made it to the final squad for Kenya’s 6th appearance at a Nations Cup.

If indeed the former Tusker man has relocated to Saudi Arabia, then the move sees him return back to the country where he first began his professional career in 2013.

Saudi return

After leaving Tusker, Cheche, who has more than 30 international caps to his name, joined Al Tawoon in Saudi’s topflight league and played there for two years before moving to America in 2016.

He also had a brief spell in Sweden at Brommapojkama FC in 2018 where he played alongside another Kenyan international in Eric Johanna.