The flamboyance normally witnessed at Sofapaka during transfer windows has not been the case this time round. More departures have been witnessed than inbound transfers and among the key exits is the highly rated Dennis Omino Odhiambo’s.
The club has confirmed on its official website that the Kenyan international requested to be allowed to leave after two seasons with the team, a period in which he cemented his place not only at the club but in the national team as well.
He is one of the 10 confirmed players leaving the club ahead of the 2019/20 season. The club earlier released their lead scorer in two of the last three seasons, Ugandan Umaru Kasumba, who was later joined by Burundians Omar Moussa and goalkeeper Justin Ndikumana.
Former Ulinzi Stars men Steven Waruru and Cliff Kasuti are also off the team’s roster after two and one year stints respectively while Michael Oduor has also asked to leave with Wazito FC reported to be his next destination.
Ibrahim Kajuba, who didn’t enjoy much playing time last season is also out while John Avire and Pistone Mutamba’s earlier exits leave the team’s attack really thin, with the experienced Ronald Okoth and Kepha Aswani currently the men head coach John Baraza can count on.
As they exit, the players have all the blessings from the club president, Elly Kalekwa, who lauded them for their perseverance as the club experienced tough times.
“I want to thank all the players for the service they have given to the team. They have been exceptional professionals even in the wake of the challenges we have faced and I want to laud them for the great service they have given to the club,” Kalekwa says on the club website.
Recently, the club signed a deal with US based tech company, Living 3D Holdings Limited, which will see the company bring in a foreign coach and five foreign players, as well as facilitating their payments, as a means of helping the team restore its glory days.