•Tusker CEO Charles Obiny expressed confidence Kibwana will add something extra to the brewers
•Kibwana said he is happy to join a great team and hopes to make another step in his career
•The full travelling party includes 19 players, six technical bench members and four officials
Kenya Premier League champions Tusker FC have confirmed the capture of attacking midfielder Mwinyi Shami Kibwana from Kakamega Homeboyz.
Announcing Kibwana's arrival, Tusker CEO Charles Obiny expressed confidence Kibwana will add something extra to the brewers and aid their cause at the continental and local level.
“Mwinyi was one of the best performing midfielders in the just concluded season and he comes in with a lot of attacking impetus. He will add a lot of creativity and punch in our forward line and we are glad to have him on board,” Obiny said.
On his part, Kibwana said he is happy to join a great team and hopes to make another step in his career.
"This is a big club with big expectations and definitely as a player, I have to step up and do better. I had a good period with Homeboyz last season where I scored goals despite battling injuries all season. I hope to do even better especially if I can avoid injuries. I want to keep scoring goals for Tusker,” he said.
Kibwana joined the rest of the team in their final training session at the Utalii Grounds before they travelled to Djibouti for their CAF Champions League preliminary round tie against Arta Solar 7 on Sunday.
The first batch of players and officials left Nairobi yesterday early morning for Djibouti with the second batch expected to depart later today.
The full travelling party includes 19 players, six technical bench members and four officials.
Assistant coach George Maina will not travel with the team as he is currently engaged in the CAF B Coaching Course that started on Monday at the Kenya Institute of Special Education.
Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi; Brian Bwire
Defenders: Clyde Senaji; Charles Momanyi; Daniel Sakari; Hillary Wandera; Eugene Asike
Midfielders: Teddy Osok; Humphrey Mieno; Jimmy Mbugua; Jackson Macharia; Shami Mwinyi
Forwards: Boniface Muchiri; Kevin Monyi; Joshua Ibrahim; Apollo Otieno Kalos Kirenge; Emery Mvuyekure; John Njuguna
Robert Matano (Head Coach); Enos Karani; George Opondo; Duncan Ochieng; Charles Waititu; and Wycliffe Makanga(Team Doctor)