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Owiny Cleared To Feature For Thika United

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Sportpesa Premier League (SPL) side Thika United will now be able to field Ugandan keeper Allan Owiny, who missed the clearance deadline in the January transfer window.

Head coach Nicholas Muyoti says the few technicalities that barred the custodian have been rectified, though he lamented at the fact the club was forced to do without the Ugandan for the first leg of the 2017 season.

The team struggled a lot in the first leg and the goalkeeping department was among the team’s weakest points, with Eliud Emase and Boniface Baraza being deployed interchangeably and Muyoti is happy to have one more option.

Narrowly missed

“We had signed him on a four-year deal but narrowly missed on what was termed as ‘technicalities’,” Muyoti said in reference to the former Muhoroni Youth and Sony Sugar player.

With his transfer now ratified, the keeper could get the nod for the team’s game against title – chasing Posta Rangers on 17 June.

“He is now like a new signing for us. Going by the inconsistent opening 13 rounds of matches we have had, having an experienced keeper will be a plus to the club,” Muyoti added.

The Ugandan’s introduction to the Kenyan football scene was back three years ago when he signed for Muhoroni Youth from URA. He lasted there for a season before shifting alliance to the Awendo Green Stadium.

The Ugandan, in an interview last season admitted he was on the verge of joining champions Tusker FC before the deal fell through.

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