Tusker trio set to depart after FKF Cup final

Deogratius Ojok (middle) celebrates his goal(Tusker FC photo)

TRANSFERS Tusker trio set to depart after FKF Cup final

Kiplagat Sang 16:00 - 27.06.2023

The three will end their association after the FKF Cup final against Kakamega Homeboyz.

A number of players are reportedly set to leave Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) heavyweights Tusker FC in the upcoming transfer window.

One of the players set to depart is Michael Wanjala, who will be leaving when his contract expires with the Ruaraka club. The goalkeeper has failed to claim a regular starting slot in the Robert Matano-led team.

Before, Patrick Matasi was Wanjala's biggest goalkeeping rival at Tusker, and when the experienced custodian left to sign for Kenya Police, Wanjala could not emerge as the number one keeper.

After Matasi's exit, Matano fell back on Brian Bwire as Wanjala continued to play second fiddle. The goalkeeper signed for the 13-time Premier League winners from Bungoma Super Stars in 2019.

Reports indicate that AFC Leopards are interested in signing him, and should this happen, he will have to fight with the current number one, Levis Opiyo, who has kept 15 clean sheets.

Another player who is set to part ways with the Brewers is Deogratius Ojok. The Ugandan was the focal point of Tusker's attacking mission last season and ended up scoring 11 goals.

With the absence of Ibrahim Joshua, Ojok stepped up somewhat impressively, scoring key goals for the recently dethroned champions. Ojok will also be leaving when his contract expires.

After failing to break into the defense's starting line-up, defender Kalos Kirenge is also not going to remain at Tusker.

For the majority of games, both in the league and in the cup, coach Robert Matano consistently lined up a defensive wall that included Levin Odhiambo, Tom Teka, Charles Momanyi, Daniel Sakari, Michael Kibwage, and Kevin Monyi, thus overlooking Kirenge.