Former Zoo FC Anekeya confirms difficulty on getting a new contract as uncertainty over sports resumption grows

  • Free-agent Right-back Wilson Anekeya has revealed the difficulty in getting a new team the current Covid-19 situation laid uncertainty on the 2020/21 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season.

The right-back is currently without a club after his contract with Zoo FC expired in June and is hoping to get a new team for the new season.

“My contract with Zoo expired in June and I am currently a free agent,” Anekeya said.

“There have been contacts by several teams but nothing serious has come on the table since everyone is not sure when the top tier resumes. Covid-19 has not made it easier either and we just hope the situation is controlled soon for the games to resume,” he revealed.

The defender made a mark after he joined the Kericho-based in January since then, he has established himself as one of the key players. He has appreciated the support received by fans and wishes them the best in their endeavors. 

“Zoo has been like a second home to me, but sometimes in football, you cannot guarantee that you will stay somewhere for long,” Anekeya continued.

“The fans accepted me, they have been supportive and all I am wishing them is the best. In the future, our paths might cross again, but before then, I thank them dearly for taking me as one of their own,” he added.

The experienced right-back has played for Thika United, Kakamega Homeboyz, and Wazito FC.

KPL postponed their games in mid-March and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) went on to cancel the top tier on April 30, crowning Gor Mahia and relegating Chemelil Sugar and Sony Sugar, who had been demoted earlier after handing three walk-overs.

Nairobi City Stars were promoted to the top tier alongside the Thika-based side Bidco United.

This situation has seen many players speculate their contract with the fear of running out of the contract. Although there is the hope of sports resumption as the other leagues have resumed, KPL still remains uncertain as the government extended the curfew on sports activities and public gatherings for a further 30 days.

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