Two clubs fighting for Collins Sichenje in loan move away from AIK

STARS ABROAD Two clubs fighting for Collins Sichenje in loan move away from AIK

Imran Otieno 14:00 - 22.03.2023

The midfielder joined the club back in March 2022.

After enduring limited game time under head coach Andreas Brännström, Kenyan midfielder Collins Sichenje is set to be shipped out on loan by AIK Solna.

According to reports emanating from Sweden, AIK are currently in talks with a number of unnamed clubs over a season-long deal for the midfielder.

Brommapojkarna and Helsingborgs IF are however mentioned to be interested in the versatile player as he looks set to join Henry Meja out of the club who also left on a loan deal to Norrby.

Since joining AIK from AFC Leopards back in March 2022, Sichenje has only featured 12 times for AIK with a majority of those coming under former interim coach Henok Goitom.

The Swedish league is expected to kick off on April fools but clubs have been preparing for the new campaign with action in the Swedish Cup.

The 19-year-old has not been included in any of their Swedish Cup matchday squads with the club playing four games already where they were bundled out at the quarter-final hurdle.

According to Expressens, AIK have a number of options in the center back department where Sichenje has mostly been utilized since moving to Sweden.

“AIK has received requests to loan the player (Sichenje) and that they should be interested in that solution because they have now brought back both Robin Tihi and Jetmir Haliti in the back line, players who are both obviously ahead of Collins in Brännström's eyes,” read part of the article.

The former Green Commandos midfielder however still has a lengthy contract with AIK that is set to expire in 2026 after penning a four-and-a-half-year deal last year.

Sichenje is however expected to link up with the Harambee Stars squad that is currently in residential camp ahead of their friendly against Iran.

His teammate Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma has already linked up with the side and Sichenje’s loan deal negotiations could be the reason for his late reporting.