Resurgent AFC Leopards Sign Kenya International 'Cheche' Ochieng'

Mar 11 - by SPN Correspondent for SportPesa News

Defender signs 'short term deal' with the club that is seeking to pull away from the SportPesa Premier League drop zone

Defender David 'Cheche' Ochieng' during his unveiling as an AFC Leopards SC player on March 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFC Leopards

  • The club that has won their last two SPL games in a row, the latter a commendable 2-1 victory over title chasing Tusker FC on Saturday, unveiled the seasoned centre-half with the hope he will be a useful addition to their rearguard as they seek to charge up the table from their 14th position
  • The 26 year-old Ochieng was born in Nairobi and spent his early career with Nairobi Stima FC- a second division side- before moving to Tusker and then Al-Taawon FC who play in the Saudi league

NAIROBI, Kenya- Resurgent SportPesa Premier League (SPL) outfit have announced on Monday the signing of Kenya international defender, David 'Cheche' Ochieng'.

The club that has won their last two SPL games in a row, the latter a commendable 2-1 victory over title chasing Tusker FC on Saturday, unveiled the seasoned centre-half with the hope he will be a useful addition to their rearguard as they seek to charge up the table from their 14th position.

"AFC Leopards is delighted  to announce the signing of Kenya international David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng on a short term contract," the 12-time league winners posted on their official Twitter handle on Monday afternoon.

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Ingwe have accumulated 16 points to pull two clear of the drop zone in showing signs of recovery under their new head coach, Rwandan Andre Casa Mbungo, in arresting what was turning out to be a nightmare season that saw them slump to the bottom of the standings.

The 26 year-old Ochieng was born in Nairobi and spent his early career with Nairobi Stima FC- a second division side- before moving to Tusker and then Al-Taawon FC who play in the Saudi league.

The defender then shifted to New York Cosmos in February 2016 and left ahead of the 2018 season that he spent with Swedish club Brommapojkarna.

He has netted twice in 33 appearances for the national team and recently trained with Harambee Stars who are preparing to play their final 2019 AFCON qualifier away to Ghana.