Restructuring National Super League (NSL) side Nairobi Stima have acquired in the services of AFC Leopards defender Marcus Abwao for undisclosed period.
Abwao rejoins Stima after leaving the team at the start of the 2017 season with the player’s progress at the den having been derailed by an injury that ruled him out for the better part of last season and head coach George Owoko is ecstatic about his return.
“He has been here before and the adaptation should not be hard for him. He has played in a top team and that experience is what we need here if we are to better last season’s performances,” Owoko said.
Apart from Abwao, Owoko confirmed that the team had roped in another seven players most of whom are from Uganda; the coach having a good feeling on their promotion chances to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).
“Our main aim is to make it to the KPL come next season and that requires a lot of work. I am satisfied with the business we have done and the players on board are those that understand my philosophy so it will give me an easier work considering we have had a short window of preparations. I'm confident we will achieve greater things with this group,” Owoko said.
Of those signed include Ugandan goalkeeper Didi Mohammed from Kirinya Jinja FC, Curtis Wekesa from Sony Sugar FC, Kelvin Migele from KCB, winger Peter Okoth from Thika United, striker Patrick Asiku from Jinja Municipal, winger Blaise Nkolo from Kirinya Jinja FC and Paul Kisige from BUL FC.
Stima begun their 2018/19 NSL season with a win over Bidco United and will hope to continue in the same vein when they take on Kisumu All Stars in their next tie.
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