Kenyan champions Gor Mahia signed the highest number of players as the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) transfer window shut on Friday.
Gor Mahia brought on board a record 17 players in a period in which they also released 15 others.
Four of the 17 players signed by Gor Mahia are foreigners continuing a tradition by the club to prefer such signings.
The foreigners include Ugandan Tito Okello who was formerly with Vipers, former Rayon Sports forward Jules Ulimwengu, Andrew Malisero formerly from Commercial Fc and Bertrand Nkofor who was at Oman side Al Mudhaibi.
Gor Mahia also poached four players from Western Stima who recently lost their shirt sponsorship bringing on board teenage sensation Benson Omalla, Kennedy Odhiambo, Sydney Wahongo and Kelvin Wesonga.
The club’s biggest loss was the departure of Lawrence Juma to Sofapaka. Western Stima made the second highest signings bringing on board 16 players. Majority of their signings are from lower division sides.
The club lost a record 20 players with most of their aces leaving following an announcement that their shirt sponsor has left.
Gor Mahia and Wazito were the biggest beneficiaries from the misery of Western Stima signing four players each.
Kakamega Homeboyz and KCB took one each while the rest are still un-attached.
Nairobi City Stars promoted to the top league this season were also very active in the transfer window after snapping up 11 players. Among their biggest catch was Sven Yidah from Kariobangi Sharks and former Vapor FC’s Rowland Makati.
The club also seemed to have gone for youthful players even as they let go of seven others including veteran goalkeeper Levis Opiyo who joined Gor Mahia. Sofapaka have shown title ambitions by bringing on board nine players with former KCB captain Mike Kibwage their biggest signing apart from Lawrence Juma formerly with AFC Leopards.
Veteran Paul Kiongera has also found a new home at Sofapaka after years of wandering. Sofapaka let go of 12 players during the transfer window.
Money bags Wazito were also very active in the transfer window as they signed 15 players and let of 14 others.