Stephen Waruru has revealed that after leaving Ulinzi Stars, he had been offered several offers but chose Sofapaka FC as the ideal destination for his 2018 season.
Waruru parted ways with the Soldiers following the close of 2017 campaign, Batoto Ba Mungu moving with speed to acquire his services alongside former Nakumatt FC forward Kepha Aswani.
“I think it is a pretty good move for me. I had several offers after I left Ulinzi and I picked on Sofapaka because of the platform the club offers. They are ambitious and want to win trophies next season and I think their targets align with mine,” Waruru told Sofapaka portal.
The 26-year old spent eight years with Ulinzi since joining them from Thika United and has labelled his time there as the best in his life, having won the league once with them in 2010, the KPL Top 8 Cup in 2011 and the Golden Boot in 2012.
“It’s been eight-great years at Ulinzi, and I felt it was time to seek to greener pastures.” Waruru, Both Tusker and Sofapaka approached me but the latter was the right one for me to join even as I look forward to win more team and individual titles.
“They have been the best years in my life. With Ulinzi I have seen the world. I have traveled to many different countries both playing football and in my career as a soldier and I don’t regret. I want to thank all the players I have played with in my career there because they have played a part in shaping my career,” added the Kenyan international.
Waruru is now looking forward to playing time at his new club so as to increase his 2017 goal tally which was slowed down by lack of opportunities towards the end of the season.
“With more playing time, definitely, I would have scored more, but that’s life and that is how things go sometimes. I hope to have a good season with Sofapaka next year and my targets remain the same; to score and help the team win the league,” the lithe-sized baby-faced assassin noted.