Harambee Stars and Sofapaka Striker John Avire has signed for Eyptian Premier League newcomers Tanta SC.
According to reports, Avire has joined Tanta on a free transfer after terminating his contract with Batoto Ba Mungu.
Tanta Sports Club is an Egyptian football and sports club based in Tanta, Egypt. The club was established on 5 June 1926 and is one of the oldest football clubs in Africa.
Before joining Tanta, Avire was at the center of a transfer saga that saw FKF CEO Robert Muthomi step aside to pave way for investigations. Muthomi was accused of trying to engineer a move for Avire to an Egyptian Club without involving his parent club Sofapaka.
He (Muthomi) sensationally denied the allegations and welcomed thorough investigations into the same.
An alumnus of Nyandarua’s Passenga High School, Avire began his career with Thika United youth team before moving to Bandari in 2016. He was loaned out to Kakamega Homeboyz in January 2017 but lasted for just six months before returning to his parent club. Lack of playtime at Bandari saw him move to Mt. Kenya United in June 2018. After five months with Mt. Kenya United, he joined Sofapaka in November 2018.
He was also part of the Harambee Stars Squad that took part in the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and made two appearances.
His Move to Egypt will see him link up with Cliff Nyakeya who joined another Top Tier Side FC Masr.