BY LUIS NDEDE
InformAfrica Sports – Nigeria duo of Joseph Emeka and Abbas Akinyemi have made it clear on their desire to remain in the Kenya premier league.
The two strikers who had explosive introduction into Kenyan football three years ago scoring at will for their clubs then Tusker and Sofapaka are currently free agents.
Emeka, an indispensable striker at the double KPL champions Tusker two years ago until he lost his form and was then sent packing by coach Robert Matano insisted that eh still had what it takes to play in the top flight league.
“I have the talent and the desire to do well. I am open to move to any team that will give me the opportunity to show my ability. I am working hard so that I will be ready when called upon” said Emeka who at the height of his talent was the second best scorer in the league behind only John Baraza.
“Talent cannot jus disappear overnight. My form might have gone down a little bit but with the right team and with more opportunities to play I can still reach my peak” added the Nigerian hit man Lanky Akinyemi too has not been lucky ever since he was introduced into Kenyan football while playing for Sofapaka. He has rarely settled and has had stints with AFC Leopards, rangers and Nationwide side Nakuru All Stars.
The tall forward revealed that he still has a lot to prove to his detractors “I can still play at the highest level. I have played for some of the best teams in the country and proven myself. Injuries have pushed me back for the last few months but now I am fully fit and am looking to join a new club before th beginning of the season” said Akinyemi, whom also advised players to have a strong union that will be able to fight for their rights when they have any problems with clubs.
He said that was the only way the sanctity of contracts that players sign can be held up.