Ex-AFC Leopards Captain between a rock and hard place days after ditching KPL based club
Former AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura is banking on his experience to earn him a new home after parting ways with the 2020-2021 Football Kenya Federation Premier League runner up KCB.
The defender is among the five players that were let go of by the rebuilding Bankers who had rather an underwhelming 2022/22 campaign and are seeking to bounce back strongly next season. The team finished seventh in the league a big slip from the previous season where they were in the title race to the final day.
Other players who have exited the club are assistant captain Baraka Badi, Reagan Otieno, Dennis Odhiambo, David Okello, Simon Abuko and Victor Omondi.
Kamura has now confirmed his exit. The former AFC Leopards captain joined the Bankers before the start of last season from Ingwe. He has previously turned out for Mathare United.
“I want to confirm that I have parted ways with KCB after one season. I enjoyed my time at the club and I want to thank everyone from the management, the technical staff and my teammates for the support that they accorded me during my time with the team. I wish the team and everyone well ahead of the new season, ” the defender said.
The defender says a couple of teams have already out to him over the possibility of signing for them.
“I have a couple of offers on the table at the moment. I am just weighing my options before making a decision on my next move. I want to pick a team that best suits me,” he added.
Elsewhere, leopards Forward John Makwata stay at AFC Leopards has remained in Limbo after Secretary General Gilbert Andugu latest remarks.
In an interview with Mozzart sports, Andugu revealed his side want to retain the seasoned striker but without divulging much, Andugu says there are procedures to be followed before they can extend Makwata’s stay at the club for at least one more season.
“We definitely want to retain him but there are a number of things that ought to be done before we can extend his stay at the club. There are also that he has to sort out with his parent club, Kenya Police and so it is a process and we will see what happens in the next few weeks, the interest is there but there are procedures to follow,” he stated.
The club boss also disclosed that they are keen on renewing Cliff Nyakeya’s contract with the winger currently out of contract.
“Talks are ongoing between us and the player and we are confident. The good thing is that he wants to continue with us and that makes things easier, there are a few things that we need to sort out and we will be good to go,” he added.
“Nyakeya is a good player and we definitely want to retain him, he is an important asset to the team and we will do our best to retain him and the other players because we want to compete next season, we want to have a competitive squad,”