OFF TO ETHIOPIA

Kapaito bids Sharks teammates farewell

His decision to shift base hasn't entirely come as a surprise though, given he had hinted at such a possibility on the night he was crowned the Football Kenya Federation Premier League Most valuable Player during the the awards gala.

In Summary

•Despite the many feathers he has accumulated in his cap, the fact that he is yet to lay claim to a maiden top-flight title still causes him sleepless nights.

•He joins compatriot Bernard Ochieng, who parted ways with Wazito FC at the end of last season.

AFC Leopards' Clyde Senaji (L) contests for the ball with Erick Kapaito of Kariobangi sharks during a Premier League match at Moi Stadim, Kasarani
AFC Leopards' Clyde Senaji (L) contests for the ball with Erick Kapaito of Kariobangi sharks during a Premier League match at Moi Stadim, Kasarani
Image: ERICK BARASA

Harambee Stars striker Eric Kapaito on Monday officially bade farewell to his former teammates at Kariobangi Sharks as he prepares for a professional stint with Ethiopian Premier League debutants, Arba Minch City.

Kapaito relived his blissful years at Sharks where he had a glittering career, twice bagging both the Most Valuable Player and golden boot awards in 2018 and 2020.

“I had a good time with you at Kariobangi Sharks. I wish you well in your future games,” said Kapaito in an emotional message.

Kapaito, who previously turned out for KPL newbies FC Talanta in the National Super League before his giant leap to Sharks, has penned a two-year deal with the Ethiopian side.

He joins compatriot Bernard Ochieng, who parted ways with Wazito FC at the end of last season.

His decision to shift base hasn't entirely come as a surprise though, given he had hinted at such a possibility on the night he was crowned the Football Kenya Federation Premier League Most valuable Player during the the awards gala.

“Every player nurses the ambition of playing abroad and I think I should pursue such a dream especially after making some impact at home. If all goes according to plan, I could join a foreign side given I have already received from quite a number of offers,” said Kapaito then.

Despite the many feathers he has accumulated in his cap, the fact that he is yet to lay claim to a maiden top-flight title still causes him sleepless nights.

“After twice bagging the MVP and golden boot awards, I now have a burning desire to fire my team to a top tier title,” said the striker.