KCB go on shopping spree ahead of KPL return

KCB go on shopping spree ahead of KPL return

KCB FC have made 13 new signings including Rwandan centre-halves Tubane Jemus and Mugabo Gabriel ahead their return to the top flight.

Sofapaka FC midfielder Bernard Mangoli has also been roped in along with Burundian striker Hemedy Murubose, Tanzanian goalkeeper Peter Manyika and striker Jamal Mwalumbeko.

Joseph Okoth (Bandari FC), Thika United pair Badi Baraka and Michael Mutinda, Kakamega Homeboyz Eston Esiye, Nichodemus Onyango (Black Stars), Clinton Kisiavuki (Nakumatt FC) and Benson Amianda (Ushuru FC) have also been acquired.

The Bankers already snapped up coach Frank Ouna from Wazito FC and have also acquired Machakos Grounds in Naivasha as their home ground for the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season.

KCB Group HR Director and the club’s patron Paul Russo said the all-encompassing changes are geared towards making KCB a formidable team for the forthcoming KPL campaign.

“Congratulations are in order to the boys on returning to top flight football, we are now gearing up for the new season and we are declaring our intent of challenging for top honours,” Russo said.

KCB technical bench now comprises of head coach Ouna, Elvis Ayany who steered the Bankers to promotion will be the assistant coach as well as Ezekiel Akwana who has had various coaching stints at AFC Leopards and Nakuru All stars.

The 36-year-old Michael Oyando will be the trainer while Alex Mwangi will take charge of the goalkeeper training. Marcel Oile Freedom joins KCB as the strength and conditioning coach while Collins Kiama will be the physiotherapist for the team.

The team’s management comprises of Russo as the patron, Azu Ogola Chairman, Team manager Okal joseph and Bramwell Vice chairman.