Kakamega Homeboyz players celebrate a goal in a previous KPL game. The club has parted ways with five players after the 2017 season
Homeboyz drops five players as shakeup for 2018 begins
By Dan Ngulu | Thu 07 Dec, 2017 10:35

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Kakamega Homeboyz has let go of five players as preparations for the 2018 campaign start in earnest at the club that for the second straight season finished in the top half in 2017.

Leading the list if former Mathare United, Bandari FC, KCB and Tusker defender Athman Buki, who was missing in the team’s match day squads for a large part of the 2017 campaign.

Ali Kesi

Buki is joined in the list of exiting players by former AFC Leopards goalkeeper Ali Kesi whose two year stint with the team didn’t come with much playing time. Jonathan Mwaniki, who joined from Chemelil Sugar has also been released.

Victor Ochieng, who joined the team from Western Stima at the start of the season, has also been let go of after failing to settle at the club and defender Elias Otieno, who has been with the team for a while now is also dropped.

Replacements

While confirming the changes, the club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula stated that they have already lined up replacements, majorly from top flight clubs.

“The club’s ambition is to do better next season and we are starting early with the playing unit. At the moment there are four players we have agreed with but their contracts at their respective clubs end at the end of this month so until then we can share this in public,” he told Soka.

Homeboyz attained their best finish in the KPL in 2017, after closing the campaign in fifth place on 50 points.

Released players:

Jonathan Mwaniki - Midfielder

Ali Kesi - Goalkeeper

Athman Buki - Defender

Victor Ochieng - Midfielder

Elias Otieno - Defender

Dan Ngulu

Twitter: @danodinga

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