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Nairobi News : December 4th 2013
sport Wednesday, Dec 4 - Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 nairobinews.co.ke 31 other sports debut Changing teams often is not something new Team hopping is not just a one sport thing in Kenya, as there are journeymen in every other discipline. Whether in football, rugby, hockey or even chess, there will always be players who for one reason or another will be forced to move clubs often. This may range from financial, failure to fit in or mainly a player’s hunger for success. At some point Victor Wanyama • D.O.B: June 25, 1991 • Current club: Southampton • Previous clubs: MJ Academy, Nairobi City Stars, AFC Leopards, Helsingborg, Beerschot, Celtic. • Honours: Wanyama was at the centre of attention of several clubs in the summer, including Arsenal, Manchester United, Southampton and Cardiff. in a sportsman’s career, they may feel the team they are in doesn’t suit their needs. Some of these players end up playing for rival sides, for instance Peter ‘Pinchez’ Opiyo, who is now at AFC Leopards after starting his career at Gor. At times this fuels intense hostilities, as did Homeboyz RFC’s short lived acquisition of Meso Ahenda. Brian Wasuna Jimmy Bageya • D.O.B: March 10, 1986 • Current club: Nairobi City Stars • Previous club: Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards • In 2011 the Ugandan striker was the most expensive player in Kenya when AFC Leopards signed him from City Stars for Sh350,000 in 2011. A few months down the line and he had been relegated to the fringes and left the clu at the end of the 2012 season. Peter Opiyo • D.O.B: August 1, 1986 • Current club: AFC Leopards • Previous clubs: Gor Mahia, Thika United, Tusker • Honours: Gotv Shield 2013 with AFC Leopards Beyond borders • He played for German side Fortuna Dusseldorf but returned to Tusker in 2010. He’s the most expensive player in league. • Ma’a Nonu: New Zealand All Blacks Ma’a Nonu has played for three Super Rugby sides. Nonu played for them between 2003 and2011. He then played for the Auckland Blues for one season before joining the Highlanders. • Drew Mitchell: He has also played for three super rugby sides, Queensland Reds, Western Force and Waratahs. He joined the Reds in 2005, Western Force in 2007 and Waratahs in 2010. This year he joined French side Toulon. • Andy Cole: Manchester United legend Andrew Cole has played for 12 different clubs. The striker, unknown to many, started his career at United’s arch rivals, Arsenal. He went on to play for Fulham, Bristol and Newcastle among others. • Nicholas Anelka: West Bromwich Albion striker Nicholas Anelka has played for 11 clubs in his 18-year career. He started off at PSG in France, before joining Arsenal. He has since played for Real Madrid, and Fernabache among others. Samba Mjomba • D.O.B: March 30, 1985 • Current Club: Eagle Wings • Previous clubs: KPA, USIU Flames • Honours: MVP Kenya 2011 • The point guard started playing basketball while at Moi Girls High School. While pursuing her A-levels at Vienna College in Kampala, Uganda, she became a superstar in the basketball scene, winning several MVP titles.
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