19 December 2012

Kenya: Sony Keeper Set to Join Bandari FC

Sony Sugar custodian Wilson Oburu has rejoined newly promoted outfit Bandari FC. The custodian has signed a two-year contract for the club.

Obungu's contract with Sony was due to expire this December but the club decided not to renew it and released him alongside other nine players. The former Sofapaka player said he is delighted to join the coastal side ahead of next year's campaign and promised to ensure that Bandari stay in the Kenya Premier League.

"I am going back to Bandari and my main goal will be to ensure we stay in the top flight for the next season," added Oburu. Oburu had short stint with the club before joining Sofapaka and yesterday, he said he still has good rapport with the club management and the fans.

"I played for Bandari for one year before joining Sofapaka in 2009. I have good support with he management and fans and I am looking forward to playing an integral role for the club," added Oburu.

Oburu suffered serious knee injury in 2010 that ruled him out of action for ten months before joining Sony last year. "I am glad I am now playing on a regular basis. The knee injury almost ended my career but I am glad I am back."

Oburu also hopes to play a role in Harambee Stars World Cup qualification next year, having been capped nine times by the Kenya team. "It's my dream to play for the national team again. It will be tough because we have several keepers out there but I can challenge them if given an opportunity," he added.

Meanwhile, Sony are looking forward to beefing up their squad and are interested in signing Chemelil Sugar's Jared Obwoge Omwenga. The young striker had an impressive show in the second half of the season in the Premier League with Chemelil, finishing top scorer with five goals.

Sony lost strikers Ismael Dunga and Enoch Agwanda to Tusker FC and Sofapaka respectively and dropped Isaiah Omondi from their squad. The club also axed Stephen Ocholla, Wycliffe Ochieng, John Kiplagat Dennis Okoth, Joseph Omweri and Mike Simiyu. Former Tusker coach Sammy Omollo is expected to take over the coaching duties at the club from Zedekiah Otieno.

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