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Premiership clubs splash Sh12m in transfer window

A flurry of last minute big name signings and exits, plus high flying rumours on social media characterised the closure of the month-long Kenyan Premier League midseason transfer window at midnight on Tuesday.

Clubs spent about Sh7 million in transfers.

And in scenes reminiscent of the English Premier League’s transfer deadline day, this frenzy eventually caught up with thousands of local football fanatics on Facebook and Twitter, all keen to find out which players their favourite clubs were keen to acquire moments to the end of the purchasing period.

LAST GASP DASH

Concurrently, a number of coaches, team managers and club administrators camped at the Kenya Premier League Limited Secretariat till well past midnight, while involved in a last gasp dash to push tens of deals over the line.

“We made a couple of signings to add experience to the squad after struggling in the first leg. I expect the new players to immediately add something because they fit in our style of play,” Chemelil coach Mike Muruli said.

The sugar belt side, added seven players to their ranks, including Titus Wamalwa from Leopards, Joshua Oyoo (KCB), Jairus Adira, who makes a return after six months at Sony Sugar, and the long serving Mohammed Mwachiponi, who crosses over from Bandari.

OLIECH RETURNS?

The biggest deal that never was involved the return of Dennis Oliech.

The league’s defending champions and runaway leaders Gor Mahia were meant to be his next destination for the speedy forward who boasts a chequered decade long career in Europe but is currently based in the Middle East, according to a myriad of online suggestions.

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SOURCE: Daily Nation