Kenyan Premier League side Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) FC has completed the signing of Harambee Stars midfielder, Dennis Odhiambo on a two-year deal.
The defensive midfielder joins the Bankers after recently terminating his contract with Sofapaka, he requested to be released by Batoto Ba Mungu due to the club’s financial problems that saw players go for a couple of months without pay.
KCB team manager Bramwell Simiyu has confirmed that they have brought in the 34-year old who was part of the Kenya team at the African Cup of Nations (Afcon)
“I can confirm that we have signed Dennis Odhiambo from Sofapaka for the next two years. He is definitely a quality player and brings in his invaluable experience,” Simiyu said
We generally have a young squad and having a player like Dennis in the team is a massive boost because he will help guide these youngsters. He is also a top professional and we firmly believe that he will improve the team,” he added.
An alumnus of Manor House Secondary School, Kitale, Odhiambo started his career with Thika United before moving to the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2009, he stayed down South for two years before rejoining Thika United in 2012.
Despite efforts from the likes of AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia to lure him away from the now Division One side, Odhiambo severally turned down potential suitors but finally ended his association with Thika in June 2018 when he signed for Sofapaka.
Odhiambo made his national team debut in 2011 under coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee but was a fringe player over the years. He became a cog in coach Sebastien Migne’s team when the Frenchman was named Stars coach in 2018.
He recently captained Harambee Stars during the 2020 CHAN qualification matches against Tanzania. At KCB, he links up with newly appointed Harambee Stars assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno who is the Bankers’ head coach.
He becomes KCB’s seventh off-season signing following the arrival of Ian Motanda and Moses Odhiambo from Kisumu Allstars, Pascal Ogweno from Gor Mahia, Steven Waruru from Sofapaka, Enock Agwanda from Sony Sugar, Steven Onyango from Fortune Sacco FC.