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Okumu faces Stars exit

Posted: 26 July 2017 Time: 13:54

KickOff.com understands that Free State Stars centre-back Joseph Okumu is nearing the exit door despite having a contract with the club that runs until 2019.

The 20-year-old Kenya international signed in August 2016 and impressed during his first season with Ea Lla Koto, prompting the club to exercise a two-year option on his contract.

However, news reaching this website suggests the Free State-based outfit are looking to release the player by Monday next week.

"The club is currently busy with his situation, as you already know Thokozani [Sekotlong] has been released and Kenyan centre-back Joseph Okumu is to follow," a source told KickOff.com.

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"The technical team is just waiting to make a final assessment of the squad in this weekend's upcoming friendlies."

Meanwhile, Stars General Manager Rantsi Mokoena declined to confirm whether they were showing Okumu the door.

"We'll make an announcement about that, signings and everything as soon as we are ready. For now I can't comment on rumours," he stated.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha

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