Tusker is set to lose another player to the new moneybergs of Kenyan football-Wazito FC
After luring long-serving Tusker defender Lloyd Wahome to the National Super League with cash from Dubai-based businessman and owner, Ricardo Badoer, Wazito are also understood to be preparing a loan move for Amos Asembeka.
Wahome played his last match in yellow-and-black in a 2-1 defeat by AFC Leopards over the weekend; ending over six years of dedicated service at the Brewers, that saw the club retire his preferred shirt number 17 that he donned for over a half a century at Rauraka.
Badoer has already set high standards; a double with the outspoken club chairman needing nothing, but the NSL as well as the FKF Shield Cup.
“We want titles this season: NSL and Sportpesa shield. Winning the shield gives us chance to play in CAF already next season,” Badoer said in a tweet.
According to reliable sources, Wazito players are paid a ‘decent’ salary plus health insurance. It is this pack that seems to be working against Tusker who will lose two key players in quick succession to Wazito should Asembeka jump ship.
Meanwhile, AFC Leopards’ defender Isaac Kipyegon is among the five players suspended for the KPL matches this weekend.
Kipyego was sent off after picking a second yellow card in AFC Leopards 2-1 win over Tusker and he is set to miss the clash against Sofapaka.
Also suspended is Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Sven Yidah, who is serving a one-match ban after accumulating five yellow cards. He will miss Sharks clash against Nzoia Sugar.
Western Stima will be without Junior Mukisa when they take on Chemelil Sugar while Tusker’s midfielder Boniface Muchiri, who picked his fifth booking in the defeat by Ingwe is ineligible to face Ulinzi Stars
Leaders Bandari will also miss the services of Brian Otieno who is also ruled out of the home clash against Sony Sugar.