- AFC Leopards have completed the transfer of Harrison Mwendwa from Kariobangi Sharks
- Attacking midfielder signs two-year contract
- Mwendwa, 28, will don jersey number seven
Kenyan Premier League bigwigs AFC Leopards have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Harrison Mwendwa from Kariobangi Sharks on a two-year contract.
The transfer has completed Ingwe’s long pursuit of the highly-rated attacker who will don jersey number seven at the Den.
The 28-year-old expressed his joy in signing for the 1998 KPL champions.
“I am thrilled to be joining AFC Leopards. AFC Leopards is a great club with massive support and great management,” Mwendwa said in his first interview since signing for the club.
Leopards seek to end their 22-year-long title drought with Ingwe’s attacking options getting a shot in the arm owing to the arrival of the left winger, and he is ready for the task ahead, he says.
“This is a great step in my career and I’m looking forward to join the rest of the team and kick off this season’s campaign. I’m keen to get started and make my contribution to the team’s efforts to win more trophies,” offered the 28-year-old.
If the 2020/2021 KPL season kicks off as planned by Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Ingwe will open the campaign at home to Western Stima on November 20, 2020 before meeting Bidco United, Zoo Kericho, Nzoia Sugar and the winner of the playoff match that pits Kisumu All-Stars against Vihiga United.
Head coach Antony ‘Modo’ Kimani insists his troops must hit the ground running as they pursue their first title in over two decades.
“The goal is to ensure that the team picks as many points as possible and this has to start with the opening fixture. We respect all opponents but our aim is to win matches and challenge for the title,” Kimani is quoted by the club website.