After three years of service at Sofapaka, DRC Congo defender Felly Mulumba Tshiyoyo, will not renew his contract with the club for another season.
Mulumba, who joined Batoto Ba Mungu in 2012 from Posta Rangers, has been one of Batoto ba Mungu’s key players but after only one title (2014 GOtv Shield) since he joined the club, the Kananga-born 28-year-old is ready to move on to the next challenge.
“I have received many offers from within and regional clubs after reading my Facebook. I’m yet to make up my mind but I can tell you for sure I don’t see myself playing for Sofapaka next season unless something spectacular crops up,” he told Supersport.
Mulumba hinted that the club’s struggles to pay players their salaries and allowances in the just ended season played a part in making the decision.
“Right now I am around relaxing. We had many challenges in the club with nonpayment of our salary stretching to several months.
“We did not go public like AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia players who always voiced their concern with nonpayment. We kept our cool and opted to remain mute.
“I want to rest as I meditate on my next move. Well, I have several offers which I am closely studying, and at the end of the month, I will make my decision.”
The former AS Saint-Luc defender becomes the second player to announce his exit from the home of the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions after Antony Ekhaliana Ndolo, the 2014 KPL MVP, also announced he will be leaving.
The Sofapaka vice-captain concluded: “Sofapaka is a good team with a strong Christian background. I enjoyed playing there, it is just that sometimes we have to make decisions and go for new challenges.”
During his spell at the club, Sofapaka finished fourth in the 2012 league season, third in 2013, second in 2014 and third in the 2015 season.
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