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Tusker complete acquisition of 2017 KPL Player of the Year Madoya

The 2017 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Most Valuable Player Michael Madoya (above) has parted ways with Zoo for Tusker for a three-year contract.

Zoo announced the departure of the enterprising player terming it a major blow to the Kericho-based outfit while Madoya himself expressing delight with his move.

“I am delighted to be at Tusker. It is one of the best clubs in Kenyan history. My target is to win the 2018/19 league and the Shield,” he said.

He becomes the club’s fourth signing so far. The Brewers have signed Hillary Wandera, a left-back who from Nzoia Sugar, Clyde Senaji, a midfielder from Vihiga United, Senaji was in AFC Leopards’ books during the 2017 season and Rwandese striker Amini Muzerwa who joined the side from Rwanda Police.

Meanwhile, Nzoia United chairman Yappets Mokua has revealed his side has injected  15 new faces in the club.

Mokua said a number of their players have left the club in the ongoing transfer window noting that they conducted trials to inject in the side new faces for a refined push in the coming season.

He said 15 new players were scouted, exceeding the targeted number 11.

“We are doing well; plans are underway to try and get the team ready for the new season and we have already completed the trials and gotten a good crop of players. I am confident the team will be stronger,” he said.

Mokua said the club is still in the process of registering the said players, which also involves completion of talks with the clubs releasing them. As such, their names remain under wraps.

The team finished a disappointing 13th in 2018 with 41 points, a drop by four places and three points in comparison to their first season in the top flight after promotion at the end of the 2016 campaign which saw the side clinch the National Super League (NSL) title.

“Some of our issues on the field were down to the fact that we did not score a lot of goals since the departure of Rupia (Elvis). We struggled in attack and it was just normal that here we focus on attack.

“I believe we have found very good exciting players and we will have a much improved season,” he said.

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