Tanzania/Kenya: Simba Dropout Strikes Deal With Kenya’s AFC Leopard

KENYA's soccer giants AFC Leopard are reported to have signed Simba SC striker Paul Kiongera who failed to impress in the previous season.

AFC Leopards are currently strengthening their squad ahead of the second leg of the Kenyan Premier League and GOtv Shield target several players including Kiongera in their fortification campaign.

Kiongera is said to have joined the club after his former club Simba SC decided to release him after the end of 2015/16 league season. Kiongera rejoined Simba SC after his six month loan deal with KCB expired, but the lanky striker had a poor start with the Dar es Salaam Msimbazi streetbased club due to a bad knee injury.

After treatment he was loaned to his former club KCB. But, now according to reports from Kenya, Kiongera has been signed by Leopards alongside Ismaila Diarra and the club is reported to have also shifted its interest in signing immediately the former Azam FC striker Allan Wanga.

AFC Leopards are still interested in signing Wanga despite having already roped in two quality strikers Ismaila Diarra and Paul Kiongera. Sources with the club, the Kenyan club, also revealed that the team has sealed a deal with Tusker FC to sign Clifford Alana on six-month loan deal subject to a permanent move next season. Wanga turns a free agent in July after parting ways with Azam.

AFC Leopards are in talks with their former striker over a possible return as a replacement for the current club's top scorer Kepha Aswani is needed by an Omani club.

Leopards need his replacement before the transfer window which closed yesterday. A source in the club has revealed that the club's management will meet the striker for talks before the end of this week.

The player is also reported to be a target for Kenyan Premier League (KPL) leaders Tusker FC. The Kenyan international joined Azam FC in July 2015 from El Merreikh, after turning down a deal from PSL and his contract with Azam is set to run out around June or July, this year.

A source in Leopards camp has revealed that the club's management will meet the striker for talks before the end of this week. The player is also reported to be a target for Kenyan Premier League (KPL) leaders Tusker FC.

Wanga and Kiongera failed to impress in the Tanzania Mainland soccer league dubbed as Vodacom Premier League (VPL) letting other foreigners dominate VPL scoring charts. Burundian Amis Tambwe topped the list followed by Ugandan Hamis Kiiza and Zimbabwean Donald Ngoma.

Source: Tanzania Daily News