Part 1: After Tusker, what next for king Wanga?

Part 1: After Tusker, what next for king Wanga?

21 Dec 2017, 11:15

With Tusker FC confirming that they have let go of their experienced players including Allan Wetende Wanga, many football fans ask: What next for him?

Wanga was instrumental in the 2015 campaign that saw the Ruaraka based side clinch the Kenya Premier League title. The just-ended season that saw them lose the title to Gor Mahia was not his best as Michael Khamati and Humphrey Mieno scored more goals than him.

The striker who has played in record nine clubs in his career, may not run out of suitors as early this month reported interests from Zambian giants Zesco United. Should he move to Zambia he will be joining compatriots Anthony Akumu, David Owino and Jesse Were at Zesco, Ismael Dunga at Napsa Stars and John Makwatta and Clifton Miheso at Buildicon. Zesco view Wanga as a perfect replacement for Idris Mbomba, Congolese forward who left earlier.

READ: Tusker explains the fresh purge against Mieno, Wanga et. al

So how did Wanga launched his otherwise stellar football career?

In 2005, he joined Kisumu-based Lolwe FC, then playing in Nationwide League, the second tier football league in Kenya. He only stayed three months though, because the Nationwide was being revamped and thus closed. 

He was set to join Agro-Chemical, but the move did not happen as he was threatened by Agro players fearing for their place in the team, according to Wanga. He then went home and was persuaded by his mother Noel, to join the army. 

Failed Army Test

He failed the army test, and got a chance at Sher Karuturi, another Kenyan top-flight club. After waiting for a contract offer, his brother Richard called him over a job offer in Canada, and Allan joined his brother in Nairobi but it did not materialize.  After almost a year without a club, Lolwe contacted him in late 2006 and he returned, but was picked up by Premier League club Tusker F.C., in early 2007. 

He played for Tusker until the end of 2007 season, when his club won the league. He managed to score 13 goals in his nine last matches for Tusker FC and 21 in total.

To be continued.....

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