Rwandan national youth goalkeeper Abubakar Bashunga has reiterated his joy in joining Kenyan side Bandari FC and is yearning for a chance to repay the club for taking a gamble on him.
Bashuga linked up with the dockers from Rayon Sports where he was their reserve custodian. The rookie will now pursue experience from long-serving goalkeeper Wilson Oburu, who was appointed as the club’s assistant goalkeeper trainer cum acting team manager.
“I am really happy to join such a big club. Hopefully, I will improve and take my career to a whole new level. I want to repay the club management for putting a lot of faith in me,” said the 22-year-old.
Bandari FC have been quite busy in the transfer window, beefing up their squad in a bid to improve last year’s performance where they finished tenth overall with 43 points in the Kenyan topflight football league.
Making a return to the team is midfielder David King’atua who had a short stint with Swedish side Oskarshamns AIK in 2017. Former Gor Mahia and Kakameka Homeboyz striker Wycliffe Ochomo has also joined the dockers and is deemed to help the club in terms of attack.
Twahir Muhiddin’s side has not forgotten about its youth wing, promoting five junior players from Bandari Youth to the senior team. The five are Jude Otieno, Swaleh Chacha, Hassan Shamawia, Dennis Magige and Joachim Dahili.
Players that have faced the axe include Enock Agwanda, Jacob Keli, Moses Kinyanjui and veteran dead-ball specialist Noah Abich.