- "We are delighted to inform and notify the public, our ever-loyal fans, and the football fraternity that the name of the Club has changed."
- The statement comes a few days after the world football governing body Fifa lifted the team's transfer ban that was slapped in the 2021/22 season.
Vihiga United have effected a name change and the National Super League club will be known as Mulembe United Football Club.
"We are delighted to inform and notify the public, our ever-loyal fans, and the football fraternity that the name of the Club has changed from Vihiga United Football Club to Mulembe United Football Club effective August 15, 2023," a statement released on September 15 from the club read in part.
It added: "We remain passionately committed to taking our beloved Club to the next level, as enshrined in our Vision and Slogan, 'Heading to the top'.
"By so doing, our immediate aim is to rebrand our outfit for strategic positioning. Please be assured that no more changes have been made regarding the nature of our business and operations."
The statement comes a few days after the world football governing body Fifa lifted the team's transfer ban that was slapped in the 2021/22 season and the team promised to embark on a recruitment drive.
Fifa slapped the NSL side with a ban after the club failed to pay Nigerian striker Junior Adeyafa the sum of Sh200,000 in accrued wages.
The club took to their Facebook page to express their joy following the lifting of the ban.
"Vihiga United Football Club can confirm that the transfer ban imposed by Fifa on the club has been lifted. Fifa informed the club via email, dated September 7," said the club.
"The club is happy to have this matter cleared with the world football governing body. We look forward to the upcoming season with renewed focus, as recruitment of players and preparations for the new season are set to get underway."
"In this context, we take due note from the contents of said letter that the parties entered into a settlement agreement."
"In view of the foregoing, we would like to inform the parties that the present disciplinary proceedings against the respondent, the club Vihiga United FC, are hereby closed since the parties settled their dispute and hence the registration ban imposed has been lifted," the statement concluded.