Ibrahim Mao in a warm up before the KPL U20 game pitting Sofapaka U20 against Kakamega Homeboyz U20 on Tuesday 27 December, 2016
Mao: AFC Leopards move a no brainer
By Dan Ngulu | Fri 06 Jan, 2017 17:26

Newly signed AFC Leopards striker Ibrahim Mao says the appeal to play for the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants proved too good to resist when approached after starring for the Sofapaka U20 team in the December 2016 KPL U20 tournament.

The striker netted three goals for Sofapaka U20, aiding the team reach the semi finals of the tournament for the first time ever, leading to the club stating that it had promoted him to the senior team.

Right move

That however changed with AFC Leopards showing interest in the 17 – year old forward. He believes the move is a right one and is looking to gain greatly not only from the club’s profile but the head coach Stewart Hall’s expertise.

“AFC Leopards is one of the big clubs in the country and playing for the team gives me a good chance of growing as a player as well as realizing my dream to play abroad so making the decision was easy.

Happy

“I am happy to join the team. I have also spoken to the coach who has some good vision and particularly likes dealing with young players and inshallah I believe by the time I hit 19 years I will be ripe for a big move,” he told Soka.

The striker signed a two year deal with the KPL side and will be hoping for great first season in the top flight.

Dan Ngulu

Twitter: @danodinga

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