Ismail Gonzalez stretches during the Harambee Stars training session at the Moi International Sports Centre in the past. He has moved from spanish Segunda B side Granada B to CF Fuenlabrada on a one year deal
Spanish side snaps up Kenyan international
By Patrick Korir | Thu 13 Jul, 2017 09:21

Kenyan defender Ismael Said Athuman Gonzalez has made another move, this time to Spanish third tier side CD Fuenlabrada from Granada B on a one year deal with the option to extend.

Capped three times for Kenya Athuman, 22, arrives at Fuenlabrada six months into his one year deal at Granada B, a club he joined in the last transfer window after terminating his contract with Spanish La Liga side Las Palmas.

Also read Kenyan midfielder joins Granada

Though he was part of the Las Palmas setup, the promising lad who is considered a central defender in Spain, but as a midfielder in Kenya, had been on loan with fourth tier side Cacereño from the 2015/16 season.

He becomes the sixth signing for CD Fuenlabrada ahead of the new season and has since joined the club for preseason. His entry follows on that of Luis Milla, physcical trainer  Roberto Ovejero, Jordi Cordina, Hugo Fraile and Matheus Cession.

Athuman was first capped by Kenya's head coach Stanley Okumbi on 31 May 2016 in an international  friendly against Sudan that ended 1-1. He went on to earn games against Congo Brazaville and DR Congo. 

About CD Fuenlabrada

The club was founded in 1975 and is based in Fuenlabrada, in the autonomous community of Madrid. The club hosts its games at the 2,500-seater Fernando Torres Stadium. 

Since formation the club has oscillated in the third and fourth tiers of Spanish football spending 16 seasons in Segunda B and another 14 season in the fourth level Tercera Division. 

In the ended 2016/17 season the club was placed at a high third place with 63 points from 38 games, six off promoted Albacete and two off second place Toledo. 

Among the players in the club rank includes Ghanaiain midfielder Isaac Nana Asare. One of their most famed club coaches was former Romanian right backs Cosmin Contra who was in charge back in 2012. 

Patrick Korir

Twitter: @tipkorir

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