AFC Leopard hunt for a new goalkeeper

Kenya Premier League side AFC Leopards are searching for the replacement of the first choice goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan who left the club early this month.

Ugandan custodian quit the former Kenya Premier League champions following the expiration of his contract.

"I want to thank the club for helping me become a better goalkeeper and for making me feel at home during my time here. After all these years I can only say thank you to the club, to the fans that have supported me since the first day, and good luck to my teammates,” said Ochan while confirming his exit.

He has joined Ugandan Premier League giants Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) for an unspecified period.

“We can’t play without a competitive goalkeeping department and so that may force us to look for other options. It was his personal decision and that is what football is all about. He made a choice to return to his home country and that is what has happened but the club must continue with life without him,” said Leopards assistant coach Tom Juma.

Ochan signed a one-year deal with Leopards in 2019 after he left the Zambia side Kabwe Warriors. He extended his stay for another season. He registered 12 clean sheets in the recently concluded season and helped the team to finish fourth.

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