Elvis Nandwa celebrates his goal against AFC Leopards at Afraha Stadium on Sunday 30th September 2018
Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will be without three key players for the second half of the 2019/2020 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season.
Midfielder Elvis Nandwa, who has been missing in recent matches, has left for military advancement courses. Also leaving the club temporarily is midfielder Kelvin Thairu and defender George Omondi.
Thairu and Omondi are starting their journey in the military and are set to leave for the Recruits Training School, Eldoret on Sunday 26th January.
Will be missed
Coach Nyangweso admitted the three will be missed, even as he wished them the best of luck as they take the big steps in their military careers.
“Nandwa and Thairu play in the same position, so you see we will miss them, while George is a key man in our defence and his departure leaves us a bit thin. However, I want to look at this very positively; we will miss them but again these are crucial steps they are making in their careers.
“Their growth in both football and the military is very key for us as a club and so we are happy for them, as we seek ways of coping without them,” he noted.
Two more exits
Meanwhile, the coach will also see off two more players in February, with defender Brian Birgen and midfielder Boniface Okinyi set to leave for advancement courses.
However, the coach can face the near future with hope, as defender Hamisi Abdalla, and midfielder Churchill Muloma are set to return from their advancement courses, while Ibrahim Shambi has recovered well from injury and has slotted in well.
“Hamisi and Muloma are coming back, which is good for us, and Shambi has been working hard to cement his place in the team. He is very positive too and I believe we will be able to cope in light of the departures,” he added.