Former AFC Leopards midfielder Khalid Jumaan is sure of getting a new employer by the time the second half of the 2016 season gets underway on Saturday 2 July.
The midfielder was among the players released by AFC Leopards head coach Ivan Minnaert at the end of the first leg and in an interview with Soka, he revealed that in the next seven days, he will be settled at his new team, ready for the remainder of the season.
He declined to reveal which team(s) he is speaking to in view of sealing a deal, but confirmed that he is already in training with one of the team chasing for his signature.
“For now I cannot say much but by the end of next week I will be sure of where I will be going. I am not only talking to some teams but I am training with some and I believe a deal will be sealed in the course of next week,” he said.
Khalid, an Aspire Academy graduate, was at the Moi International Sports Center (MISC) Kasarani during the closure of the four day Aspire Football Dreams (AFC) training and selection of players and he says the platform offered by the initiative is great for the growth of football in East Africa.
“Personally I gained a lot after being selected and I believe with the amount of talent in the region, such initiatives are really helpful. This was the tenth time they come to do selections and from this group of players, stars will be raised, I am sure of that,” he added.
Khalid plied his trade in Belgium before gracing the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) with Ingwe. Another Aspire Academy graduate in the KPL is Joseph Wanyonyi, who until recently was at Tusker.