Harambee Stars defender Collins Sichenje completes loan move to Serbian club

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Harambee Stars defender Collins Sichenje completes loan move to Serbian club

Festus Chuma 20:20 - 10.07.2024

Collins Sichenje secures a six-month loan to a Serbian team from AIK Solna, with an option for a permanent transfer.

Former AFC Leopards midfielder cum defender Collins Sichenje has secured a move to Serbian side FK Vojvodina on a six-month loan from AIK Solna, with an option to buy included in the deal.

The move from AIK Solna in Sweden is set to bolster Vojvodina's defensive line as they gear up for the upcoming season, which kicks off on Saturday, July 20.

Sichenje's transition to FK Vojvodina comes after a challenging stint at AIK Solna, where he found game time scarce, making only 12 appearances since his transfer in March 2022.

His limited exposure on the pitch prompted AIK to explore loan opportunities for the 20-year-old, ultimately facilitating his move to Serbia.

The 2008/2009 Serbian Super League runners-up have expressed enthusiasm about adding Sichenje to their squad highlighting his potential impact in the league opener.

Prior to joining AIK, Sichenje showcased his capabilities during a loan spell at Finnish club KuPS in 2023, where he enjoyed a successful season.

His performances there and his versatility in playing both midfield and defense attracted interest from several clubs across Europe, including other teams from Finland and Serbia.

Despite his youth, Sichenje has already made a mark on the international stage being a key figure in the Harambee Stars setup.

He was part of the squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Burundi and Ivory Coast, although he did not get to play in the matches.

The deal with FK Vojvodina is slated to expire at the end of 2024, but it opens up valuable opportunities for Sichenje to develop further and gain the much-needed competitive experience.

AIK retains a long-term interest in his development evidenced by his contract with the Swedish club running until December 31, 2026.