Kenya Cup side Menengai Oilers on Tuesday announced the signing of four key players from the just concluded transfer window.
Oilers unveiled back row Dalmus Chituyi from Homeboyz RFC, halfback Geoffrey Ominde from rivals Top Fry Nakuru, Mark Kwemoi from Impala Saracens and Antony Omoke from Championship side Egerton Wasps.
“Dalmus is probably the closest humdinger to Edwin Shimenga you can get and he makes an exciting and welcome entrance into the Oilers stable,” said Oilers.
Dalmus has been out of action since suffering an injury playing for the Kenya Simbas vs Romania in the lead up to the RWCQ Repechage.
He won the first Kenya Cup together with coach Gibson Weru back in 2013. Dalmus is a decorous gent and the boys are happy to have a father figure around.
“Geoff is a fine as wine, slowly maturely, savvy half-back that has mastered his trade through the years, waiting to catapult and express his talent in the new year. He joins the Oilers stable that will be happy to feed off his experience, and a rugby home with an insatiable liking for such his talent.”
“Kwemoi’s entrance gives Coach Gibson Weru more arsenal and stabilizes the 10 and 15 positions within Oilers stable. Mark is a silent hardworking workhorse with a safe pair of hands, and boot enough to send a rocket to the moon!”
On Omoke, Weru said: “The stocky frontrow joining the Oilers family is as strong as an ox. To a man, the coaches were taken by surprise by his baseline and functional role ability. Anthony has featured for the Kenya Chipu U-19 squad and shone in the Kenya National Schools competitions in earlier years at Thika High School.
The four signings are set to make debuts on Saturday when Kenya Cup returns with Mwamba set to visit the Refinery.