KPL striker denies transfer reports, contradicts Sofapaka

Ex Ulinzi Stars top striker Stephen Waruru has denied the allegations that he has signed for another Kenya Premier League side after terminating his contract with the Afraha based side.

The forward was linked with a move to the former champions Tusker FC but he has come out to deny the allegations. Waruru posted on his social media page that he is still a free agent. His link to the Brewers were taken a notch high after it emerged Allan Wanga might be out of the Ruaraka based outfit.

-Just to confirm to my fans that am free agent, I have not signed with any team, do not listen to any rumours, the striker posted.

Sofapaka? 

This statement came in the wake of a confirmation from 2010 champions Sofapaka who finished second on the Kenyan Premier League 2017 season on Wednesday 7 December that they had signed the striker with the aim of winning the 2018 season early enough.

-Yes, we have roped in Waruru who is one of the country’s top strikers. As I said before, what is paramount in our operations is to make Sofapaka second to none in the forthcoming season and even beyond. We wound up in a respectable second position in the 2017 KPL season but we should not be contented with that and have to go an extra mile to become champions next year. The idea here is to win the league with several matches to spare as Gor Mahia did in the just concluded season, the club president was quoted in the club's site. 

In late November, Ulinzi chairman Lt. Col Erck Oloo confirmed that the forward had terminated his contract with the Soldiers after a nine year stay.

- I can confirm that Waruru has resigned from the force. So it will be upon him to decide whether he will play for Ulinzi Stars as a civilian or move elsewhere. Should he decide to leave then as the chairman I can only wish with him the very best. He has been a very diligent servant of the club for the last nine years and the least we can offer such a person is our total support. We wish him the very best wherever he will go and in everything that he will partake in future, Oloo said.

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