Former KCB and Sofapaka FC defender Eugene Asike will dorn the yellow and black colours of former league champions Tusker FC after penning a two year deal.
“Long talks, long negotiations. Now I can confirm that I will be playing for Tusker FC this season,” were the words of former Sofapaka defender Eugene Asike after penning a two-year deal with the Brewers.
In one of the most publicized player versus club cases, Asike was a relived man after ending his association with Sofapaka two months ago. The defender engineered his move out of now his ex employers who he accused of breaching his contract by withholding his salary for months on end.
The duo moved to the Industrial Court before the former City Stars man withdrew the case in favor of an out-of-court settlement at the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee who advised Batoto Ba Mungu to release him unconditionally.
With that done and dusted, Asike got into negotiations with Tusker which culminated in a two-year contract offer which both parties agreed and signed.
“Now it’s time to set my goals again on winning trophies with Tusker FC,” Asike said. “Ready for the challenges that lie ahead.”
His immediate challenge will be to unseat the Brewers’ defenders who are currently ahead of him in the pecking order including James Situma, Jockins Atudo, Lloyd Wahome and Aboud Omar.
The biggest, however, is to help the 2011 and 2012 Kenya Premier League winners whittle down Gor Mahia’s 11-point advantage over the Brewers.