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Sofapaka capture Aswani, Waruru for title push

International players Kepha Aswani and Stephen Waruru are eager to steer their new club Sofapaka to higher scales in the 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL).

Speaking at different times, the two strikers noted that Sofapaka will be the team to beat in the new season which kicks off next month. “I’m here at Batoto Ba Mungu’s camp to plunder goals and God willing, I will help the club recapture the league title which has been elusive since 2009,” said Aswani who has signed a one-year contract with Sofapaka.

The prolific striker, fresh from guiding Harambee Stars to the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup title in Kenya last month, called on fellow striking partners Umaru Kasumba, Ali Feni and Waruru to give him maximum support to realise his dream.

On the flip side, Aswani who had previous stints with AFC Leopards and Thika United hinted that his agent was keen on helping him secure paid ranks in Zambia possibly next June. Waruru, meanwhile, stated that he is at Sofapaka to help the team score as many goals as possible in the KPL.

“I won’t say much and I’m a firm believer that actions speak louder than words,” said Waruru, who was a revelation for Ulinzi Stars for close to a decade. Meanwhile, the club’s new defender Jackson Saleh has put strikers on notice after penning as two-year deal.

The former Harambee Stars defender now joins the likes of Jonathan Mugabi and Humphrey Okoti in a Sofapaka defence that was the meanest in the 2017 KPL after letting in only 31 goals.

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