AFC Leopards transfer blow? Posta Rangers place huge price tags on wanted duo

FOOTBALL AFC Leopards transfer blow? Posta Rangers place huge price tags on wanted duo

Joel Omotto 15:36 - 10.01.2024

AFC Leopards are facing transfer hurdles in their pursuit of highly-rated Posta Rangers defender and midfielder with the asking price out of their reach

AFC Leopards are having it hard to convince Posta Rangers to part with highly-rated defender Ken Owino and midfielder Brian Musa.

Leopards coach Tomas Trucha has made Owino a key target to solve his team’s problems in central defence and also wants to add bite in midfield with the acquisition of Musa but the club might be forced to look elsewhere.

Posta Rangers have placed a big price tag on their captain Owino and his assistant Musa, whom they are reluctant to lose on the cheap, midway through what has been an impressive season for them.

“They are asking Ksh15 million for one of them and Ksh10 million for the other,” a source from Leopards told Pulse Sports.

“Who pays such amounts in our league? It is clear they do not want to sell. The club is now exploring other targets since these two are proving difficult to get.”

Trucha did not hide his desire for reinforcements following his team’s 1-0 win over Ulinzi Stars last weekend.

"We are targeting two central defenders, a number 8, and a striker. The question of signing these players rests with the management," he told the media after Sunday’s win.

It remains to be seen if both parties can reach an agreement or if the players force a move from the mailmen.

It is understandable why Posta Rangers would want to keep hold of their key players as they are currently third on the FKF Premier League table with 29 points, eight behind leaders Gor Mahia.

Owino and Musa have been key in helping John Kamau’s men become one of the most difficult teams to breach as they have only conceded 10 goals, the second best in the division, behind Gor Mahia’s seven.

Meanwhile, Leopards are still in talks to sign Rwandan striker Arthur Gitego while Green Commandos forwards Christopher Koloti and Mark Shaban have agreed to join them.