The Kenya Premier League transfer window is about to witness other big name moves and this time to Tusker FC.
The brewers are on the brink of signing former Gor Mahia duo of George “Blackberry” Odhiambo and Humphrey Mieno. The two have been training with the Ruaraka based side and have apparently been impressive all through.
They were part of the Tusker FC squad that beat Ulinzi Stars 2-1 in a friendly played at the Ruaraka grounds on Wednesday.
George Blackberry’s contract at Champions Gor Mahia ran down. Despite waiting for an extension from the club, none came by with the fleet-footed winger deciding to try his luck out elsewhere.
Humphrey Mieno on the other hand terminated his contract with Ethiopian giants St. Georges FC.
Mieno joined the Addis Ababa based club in January 2019 from Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia, penning a two-year deal with the club. However, six months into his contract, the central midfielder opted to walk out after reaching a mutual agreement with the club.
Wednesday’s match at Ruaraka saw the duo make their Tusker bow and the brewers coach Robert Matano was impressed with their display.
“My team is at 70 per cent. I have a few trialists in the team like Kagabba, Odhiambo and Mieno who did well. We will continue gauging them in training,” said Matano as quoted by Nation Sports.
Ulinzi opened the scoring through Daniel Waweru at the stroke of half time before the hosts produced a comeback in the second half.
Michael Madoya equalised with a well taken penalty after Ugandan Nicholas Kagabba was brought down in the box.
Then Kagabba scored the winner after picking a loose ball in the box.
Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso was also impressed by his team’s display despite the loss to Tusker.
The coach stated that his team has greatly improved during the pre-season and that it will improve even further when they come up against Wazito FC and Mathare United in other friendlies.