Ashinga pens two year deal

Victor Ashinga (left) is welcomed to the club by chairman Bob Munro at the club's offices in Pangani.

Mathare United has completed the transfer of midfielder Victor Ashinga from Thika United on a two year deal.

Ashinga, who had fallen down Nicholas Muyoti’s pecking order at Thika United, becomes the fourth player to join the club in the June transfer window after Frank Liyayi, Samuel Olwande and Ronald Reagan.

Having endured a tough first leg that saw him sidelined due to a heel injury, Ashinga is itching to return to his brilliant best at Mathare United and help the club climb out of the relegation zone.

Rediscover 

“I am happy to be back on the pitch and I have been working very hard in training.  I did not play in the first leg and I am taking that as a challenge to break into the first team. I want to rediscover my form and help Mathare United go back where it belongs,” said the former Mathare Youth player. 

On his part, head coach Francis Kimanzi was heartened by the capture of the former Kenya Under 20 international adding that he will provide cover for the recovering Edward Seda whose return remains shrouded in uncertainty.

Good signing 

“Ashinga is a good signing because he is experienced and also technically gifted. We are not sure about when Seda will be back in action so we had to get somebody to make up for his absence. In Ashinga we have found an able back up,” noted Kimanzi.

The 24 year old is expected to battle for a position in the first eleven with Roy Okal and Abubakar Keya who have often been deployed in the holding midfield role in the first leg. It remains to be seen whether he will make the match day squad for the trip to Zoo Kericho on Sunday 2 July.

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