Ex-AFC Leopards and Wazito striker Oburu signs new deal in Zambia

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 10:27 | By
Vincent Oburu. PHOTO/Zesco United
Vincent Oburu. PHOTO/Zesco United

Kenyan striker Vincent Oburu has been handed a three-year deal by Zambian Super League side Zesco United.

The club announced on Monday, June 13, 2022, that the striker, who joined them on a short-term basis, had agreed to extend his stay, signing a three-year contract.

"ZESCO United Football Club is delighted to announce that Kenyan international striker, Vincent Oburu has signed a three-year contract," the former Zambian Champions confirmed.

Despite missing a number of league matches due to a leg injury during his brief stay, the club believes Oburu is the right person to help mount a strong comeback in the domestic league and improve performance in CAF competitions.

The former AFC Leopards and Wazito FC forward has been termed as a player to watch next season by the club.

ZESCO Head Coach heaps praise on Oburu

Speaking after the confirmation of Oburu's new deal, ZESCO United Head Coach Numba Mumamba expressed his delight at Oburu's decision to extend his stay at the club.

“We are very happy as a technical bench because the period that we gave Oburu to prove himself, he did wonders. We only hope that what he showed us is what he will give us in the upcoming season and in CAF competition," Mumamba said.

Oburu joins Ian Otieno on the list of Kenyan players at the club. Other Kenyan players that have been at the club include Jesse Jackson Were, David Owino and Anthony Akumu.

Were left the club in December 2021 after spending five years winning nine Zambian Super League titles. The former Tusker FC man is the club's most decorated striker, having scored 105 goals in five years. He joined Kansanshi Dynamos after leaving Zesco.

Owino, on his part, also quit the club in December 2021. He had been at the club for six years and won 10 trophies. Owino joined Napsa after parting ways with Zesco United, while Akumu moved to South Africa after being signed by Kaizer Chiefs.

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