Sofapaka have officially confirmed the acquisition of goalkeeper Ian Otieno on a long-term contract.
Otieno joins Batoto Ba Mungu after parting ways with AFC Leopards where he had a rough time in his last three months following a fall out with the hierarchy at the den.
The 24 year-old has also featured for Posta Rangers and is keen to replicate his impressive performances at the new club.
“Yes, I have had experience playing at Ingwe and Rangers and I think it’s time Sofapaka also had the privilege to enjoy my services,’’ Otieno told the club’s portal.
“Playing for a big club like Sofapaka is one thing and delivering quite another. I mean, all players are paid to play and are thus duty-bound to ensure Sofapaka is a force to reckon with in Kenya and outside its borders.”
Even with the delight of joining a top club, Otieno is however aware of the competition that lies ahead especially against other able shot stoppers such as Mathias Kigonya.
“I don’t expect things to be any easy, Look, Kigonya being the first choice goalie means he is good while the rest of the young men are coming up well. That means I have my work cut out in making the first team. But it is possible for a good measure if I work hard,” said Otieno.