The guardian is among five players whose contracts with the Kenyan giants ended earlier this month
Former AFC Leopards goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan has been linked with Vipers SC and Uganda Revenue Authority.
AFC Leopards announced that the goalkeeper’s contract expired on Friday and therefore he was not in the team that played and defeated Bandari FC 2-0 in Thika Stadium.
A source close to the player indicated that Ochan did not announce his next move, but that the best Ugandan parties are interested in signing him.
What was said
“Ochan is in no hurry to sign with any club,” the source said Purpose. ‘It’s because offers will come anyway as the work he’s done before in his career, and especially with AFC Leopards, speaks for itself.
“Yes, we have had something about Vipers and URA, but they are not the only teams willing to start talks with Ochan. They are among many that Ochan expects to speak to in the coming days.”
Ochan, Jeff Oyemba, Said Tsuma and Clyde Senaji are the players whose contracts ended with AFC Leopards this month.
The Premier League team of the Football Kenya Federation has not indicated whether they are likely to renew the transactions for the players.
The four players were regular first-team players and many would like to see if Ingwe will talk to them about possible new deals and whether they will let it go and replace it as soon as the transfer window is open.
The expiration of contracts for Oyemba and Ochan means that Ezekiel Owade is the only remaining goalkeeper in the 13-time Premier League winning team.
Ochan’s career journey
Ochan came through the Entebbe Young Football Academy before signing for the Kampala Kids League.
He also played for AGF Aarhus of Denmark in 2007 before joining the UPL heavyweight Kampala Capital City Authority in 2008. He then moved to South Africa to play for Bloemfontein Celtic in 2010.
He returned to the Kampala Club in 2015, and he stayed until 2018, and he also cared for at Sports Club Villa and Sports Club Victoria University.
Internationally, the warden has appeared 17 times for Uganda since making his debut against Egypt in 2013.
He was part of the team that participated in the African National Championships in 2014 and 2018 in South Africa and Morocco respectively.