Former Yanga goalkeeper's mysterious comments spark intrigue about Singida's new signing, Elvis Rupia.
Former Yanga and Mtibwa Sugar goalkeeper Faruk Shikalo has expressed his admiration for the Singida Fountain Gate FC‘s latest acquisition, Elvis Rupia.
Shikalo, who currently plays for Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) side Kakamega Homeboyz, had high praise for the talented striker and issued a warning to Premier League defenders who will face Rupia in the upcoming matches.
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The experienced custodian emphasized Rupia's exceptional goal-scoring abilities, emphasizing that teams competing against Singida must exercise caution when dealing with the formidable striker.
"I know Elvis (Rupia) is a complete striker; the defenders should be very careful because he knows his goal well. He will undoubtedly be an asset to Singida," said Shikalo, who also had stints with KMC in the past.
"It's lucky for Singida to have secured his signature. Although he could have played for big teams like Simba, Yanga, or even Azam, starting at Singida is not a bad decision. It has reduced the pressure on him," he added as per Mwanaspoti.
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Shikhalo went on to highlight Rupia's remarkable achievement from the previous season, where he broke the long-standing record for the Top Scorer in Kenya, a record held by Maurice Ochieng of Gor Mahia since 1976, by netting an impressive 27 goals in 38 matches, although some reports suggest it may be 26.
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Rupia's ability to find the back of the net with precision and consistency has earned him a reputation as one of the most lethal strikers in East Africa.
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While Shikalo praised Rupia's talents, he also noted that Singida Fountain Gate had already made a strong statement of intent by defeating Egypt's Future in a recent CAF Confederation Cup match played last Sunday.
His presence is expected to bolster the team's attacking options significantly and provide them with a genuine goal-scoring threat.