Sony Sugar sign Ugandan trio
Sony Sugar have strengthened their squad by signing seven players to boost their chances in the second round of matches which begin in earnest this week.
Ugandan trio of Tony Ssentongo formerly of SC Villa, Jimmy Kulaba of Police and John Katende; a striker who plied his trade for Tanzanian side Kagera Sugar were some of the imports signed by Sony Sugar.
Defender Alfred Odhiambo joins from Nairobi Stima, striker Wycliffe Otieno from Kariobangi Sharks, Victor Ochieng from Nairobi Stima and Geoffrey Simiyu formerly with Muhoroni Youth.
Sony coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno said the new players will improve the quality of the squad and hopes that they will make an impact.
"I am happy with the players I have signed in readiness for the second round of matches which will be difficult but I believe we will turn the tide and have improved results come the second round and probably finish in a better position," Zico told SuperSport.com.
Meanwhile Sony Sugar have threatened not to honour their league match against AFC Leopards scheduled for Wednesday in Mumias.
Chairman Charles Odero said that they had not received funds from KPL and that the team’s sponsors would not release any more funds after they paid for the first match that was aborted in Nairobi.
"I would like to make it clear that we will not honour our match against AFC Leopards as we have not received funds from the KPL to facilitate our travel since the company cannot give more funds after the first round match was aborted in Nairobi," he told SuperSport.com.
On his part the Kenyan Premier League managing director Jack Oguda refuted claims that they had not disbursed the money.
"It is unfortunate that Sony have not received their grant but we wired the money to their account last week on Friday and maybe it has taken some time to go through. Teams have to honour league since we have obligations with sponsors that have to be honoured at all times. I believe we will reach an amicable solution."