Goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan has announced his departure from Kenyan Premier League side AFC Leopards after two years with the club.
Ochan ran out of contract at the Kenyan premier league giants at the end of June, and he was reluctant to renew, possibly considering moves elsewhere.
“Today I say goodbye to the magnificent club as it is AFC Leopards. I want to thank the club for helping me become a better goalkeeper and for making me feel at home during my time here.”
“After all these years I can only say thank you to the club, to the fans that have supported me since the first day,” Ochan reiterated before wishing good luck to his now-former teammates.
The goalkeeper, for now, is still tight-lipped about his next move, but reliable sources have linked him back to Uganda with one of the UPL top sides, KCCA FC.
Ochan’s return to KCCA would be his third stint with the club, having played there before from 2008-2009 and 2015-2018.
During that period he helped the Kasasiro Boys to two Uganda Premier League titles (2015/16 and 2016/2017) as well as one Uganda Cup title (2016/2017).
The former KCCA goalkeeper initially left Lugogo – Kampala in 2018 for Kabwe Warriors in Zambia where he had a very forgettable time during his short stint there.
He then left Kabwe Warriors in 2019 to sign a year-long contract at AFC Leopards. At the end of the 2019-2020 season, Ochan was convinced to stay in Nairobi and as such he extended his contract by another year.
Could the KCCA deal fail to materialize in time, Ochan, who has also formerly played for Entebbe Young, KKL, Super Cubs, SC Victoria University and SC Villa will still most likely sign his next contract with a club within the CECAFA region.