Leopard’s Kitenge set for Friday arrival
Newly signed AFC Leopards striker Alexis Kitenge will arrive in the country on Friday, after completing the paper work that had stagnated his eagerly awaited move to the den.
Leopards Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ronald Namai flew to Burundi to finalise the signing of the AO Bujumbura striker, culminating into the latest development.
“I have been in Burundi for talks with the local football federation regarding Kitenge’s transfer. We have completed all the paper work, what remains is his arrival,” Namai told Citizen Digital.
The Burundian international is expected to fill the gap left by Ghanaian Gilberto Fiamenyo, who flew back to Accra for treatment after a recurring knee injury proved problematic than initially projected.
Meanwhile, Leopards are set to make the final changes on the technical bench on Monday.
The development will end the debate of who heads the club in the coaching department, between newly hired Interim coach Tom Juma and Tanzanian Dennis Kitambi, who deputized former head coach Stewart Hall.
“Kitambi is still in Tanzania for CAF training and will be in the country over the weekend. As soon as he comes back the National Executive Committee (NEC) will meet the entire technical bench before making the announcements,” Namaio added.
So far Ingwe has roped in Ugandan duo Musa Mude and Kezron Kizito, Victor Majid (Chemelil Sugar) Raymond Omondi (Thika United) and Kitenge in the current transfer window.
Those released are Charles Bruno, Bernard Mang’oli, Paul Kiongera and Fiamenyo.
Leopards are currently 12th in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) log with 16 points after 14 matches.