NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Swedish club Vasalund IF has signed up Kenyan
players Eric Ouma and Ovella Ochieng to bolster their squad
ahead of the start of their league in August.
The two were part of
the Kenya squad that lost to host India in the Inter-Continental
Cup tournament in Mumbai in June, and these moves represent a
boost in their careers as they focus on cementing their places
in the Harambee Stars side under French coach Sebastien Migne.
“It is a dream come
true. I have always dreamt of playing and retiring abroad and
now I have the chance to prove my worth on the global stage,”
Ouma said on Sunday in Nairobi.
Ouma picked an
injury in India and has been struggling to shake it off.
“I have got over the
injury. It was a major concern for me because I had no club, but
that has since been resolved and I look forward to a new journey
in Sweden,” he said.
Capped 15 times for
Kenya, Ouma was earlier expected to play for Albanian side KF
Kastrioti Kruje but that deal fell through after his management
and the club failed to agree terms.
But the Swedish side
came up with an offer Ouma could not refuse, and he will now
play in Sweden’s second division.
“I am happy that the
national team coach (Sebastian Migne) gave me a chance to slowly
regain my form, I am yet to hit my best but I am going to work
extra hard to get back to where I was before and scale even
higher,” added Ouma.
Another Gor Mahia
player, Ochieng will join Vasalund IF and is hopeful of learning
from the best and building his career to play in a top European
“It is my chance to
prove I have good talent. Sweden will be a good step for me in
my career progression,” he said.
The two players will
join fellow Kenyan Anthony Wambani at Vasalund. Kenyan
international Eric Johanna is currently at Swedish top tier side
IF Brommapojkarna after a one-year stint at Vasalund.