Journeyman Kasaya Makes Topflight Return

Former Harambee Stars international Wycliffe Kasaya has made a return to the Kenyan Premier League after a full year absence, the goalkeeper joining title chasers Mathare United.

Kasaya, who unceremoniously left a cash-strapped AFC Leopards in June last year, has reportedly penned a two-year contract with the Slum Boys who were left short in the goalkeeping department after first choice keeper Robert Mboya sustained a shoulder injury in a 2-2 draw against Tusker FC at the end of April.

He joins from National Super League side Nakumatt FC.

Mathare head coach Francis Kimanzi made Kasaya his number one target despite Peter Odhiambo putting in a good shift in Mboya’s absence. Kasaya, a former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards custodian, had a frosty relationship with Nakumatt head coach Giovanni Traoni who preferred Zamu Adisa in goal.

The 34-year-old is a highly rated performer but tends to lose his head at the slightest provocation, something that Kimanzi will be hoping is a thing of the past.

Also signing for the Slum Boys is Ronald Okoth who has been clubless since taking a break from football at the end of last season. Okoth last featured for Western Stima.

Mathare went into the mid-season break joint second with 27 points, two behind Tusker FC on 29.

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