Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Sofapaka have confirmed the acquisition of striker Kepha Aswani from Nakumatt FC.
The 29-year old was key to Nakumatt’s survival in the 2017 season where he scored 13 goals, only second to top scorer Masoud Juma and Meddie Kagere of Gor Mahia.
Aswani, who was until Sunday busy with Harambee Stars in the just ended CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, was also being trailed by AFC Leopards and Tusker FC.
As Sofapaka celebrate the marquee signing, Nakumatt have been left pondering on the effects of letting go the Kenyan international.
“He (Aswani) was a vital cog in Nakumatt’s attacking line and we will dearly miss him. We wish him well at his new club,” said Nakumatt Secretary General Albert Wesonga who is on Christmas and New Year vacation at hi rural home.
Aswani becomes the second player to join Batoto Ba Mungu after country mate Stephen Waruru also signed for the club from Ulinzi Stars FC.
Strong title challengers
After finishing the 2017 season second behind Gor Mahia with a huge 19-point gap, Sofapaka will be seeking to mount a stronger title challenge come 2018.
The Sam Ssimbwa coached side is also understood to be pursuing Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Elli Asieche, who has a solid 2017 season where his side finished third in their maiden top flight season.
They however face stiff competition from the Tanzanian duo of Mbeya City and Singida United (Zanzibar) who are also eyeing a move for Asieche.