Africa-Press – Kenya. Beleaguered AFC Leopards centre-back Robinson Kamura could soon sever his acrimonious ties with the club after a prolonged season-long tussle that almost ended up in the corridors of justice.
A highly-placed source at KCB confirmed the process of securing the player’s signature had already been initiated, adding the defender had recently pledged to commit his future to the club.
“It’s true Robinson Kamura will be donning KCB’s jersey next season. You’ll be seeing him in action from September 25,” said the source.
Contacted to shed some light on the development, Kamura said he had already made his intentions clear to Leopards and even requested for a release letter to enable him complete his transfer deal. He, however, remained cagey with details of his next destination.
“There is every possibility I will be unveiled in another team’s colours before the end of the week, but I’d rather leave it all to the management of my new club to release the information officially,” he said.
Hell broke loose when Kamura was stripped off the captaincy and frozen out of the team by coach Patrick Aussems towards the end of last season under unclear circumstances.
Neither the club nor the coach cared to explain the scenario that led to the unprecedented unfolding that led to the player forcing his way out of the club.
The bankers have acquired three new signings to date, including James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), David Okello and Mohamed Kilume (Sofapaka). Former Simba Sc midfielder Francis Kahata could also be on his way to the club.
Kamura first expressed a burning desire to dump the 13-time champions in July.
“Honestly speaking, I don’t have a future at Leopards and I’ve already begun studying some offers placed at the negotiation table,” said Kamura then.
“I have already approached the management and expressed a desire to move on but they told me to wait until our final league match before we could sit down to discuss the issue.”
Kamura became increasingly disenchanted after sliding down the pecking order in the lineup. The defender found himself warming the bench for the better part of the season, especially after the arrival of coach Patrick Aussems, who further burst his bubble after stripping him off the captaincy.
“It makes no sense at all remaining at a club where I’m blatantly denied game time as much as I’m still in good form. I’ve already had enough and I believe it’s a high time I plied trade elsewhere,” said Kamura.