22 January 2013

Kenya: Ligi Ndogo Players Sign for Top Sides

Nationwide zonal side Ligi Ndogo have lost three key players to Kenya Premier League (KPL) sides. Salim Abdallah and Charles Ouma have joined Sofapaka while Nigeria-born Jeremiah Bright has signed up for  defending champions, Tusker FC.

Despite the departure of the trio, the club owner Chris Amimo is confident that their absence will not affect his side which finished sixth last season with 60 points. He said they have quality players in

their stable to fill the void left. He pointed out that 80 percent of players, who formed last season's squad are still available, and he expects them to stand against any opposition next season.

"We have equally good players to fill the gaps left by the trio .In three years to come, I can assure you we shall be in the lucrative Kenya Premier League (KPL). We learnt a lot last season, owing to inexperience among our players. We should do better this time around. We are trying to build a foundation for our youthful four teams--namely Under-12,14,16 and 18," said Amimo.

He, however, wished those who left the club great success with their new clubs, adding that their departure will motivate those who have been left behind to raise their standard.

The club has now promoted three players--Edgar Odhiambo, Edwin Obuya and John Tizodi--from their youth Academy to bolster the team ahead of the coming league season that kicks off mid next month.

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