Black Stars hitman among newly signed trio
Mathare United has completed the signing of on song Kibera Black Stars striker Ronald Reagan on a three year deal as part of concerted efforts to bolster its forward line in the second leg of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).
Reagan, who has scored three goals in the National Super League (NSL), is expected to provide more options upfront for head coach Francis Kimanzi beyond Chris Ochieng’ and Derrick Onyango who have been deployed as the target men in the first leg.
While expressing his delight in the capture of the 27 year old, Kimanzi revealed that he has been tracking him for close to two years now.
“Reagan is a very promising lad who I have been following for some time and I am very happy that he is now part of this team. He has a natural instinct for goals and I hope that he will be able to do that job for us,” said Kimanzi.
Also joining the team is former Tusker defender Samuel Olwande and rookie Frank Liyayi who has been roped from Nairobi Regional League (NRL) side Kenafric FC.
“We needed an experienced player at the back and Olwande is a good fit for us because he has been in the league for a very long time. As for Frank he is an exciting prospect and he is part of our long term project,” added the former Harambee Stars coach.
It is intriguing to see whether the trio will walk into Kimanzi’s first eleven for the upcoming Round 14 KPL match against AFC Leopards slated for Saturday 17 June.