Amavubi Goalie ‘Bakame’ Joins Kenyan Side AFC Leopards

Amavubi goalie Eric Ndayishimiye a.k.a Bakame has been unveiled as the goalkeeper of Kenyan side AFC Leopards

Rwanda’s Amavubi team most capped goalie Eric Ndayishimiye a.k.a Bakame has completed a two-year contract move to twelve-time Kenyan Premier League champions AFC Leopards.

The 30-year old experienced custodian who was released last week by Rayon Sports FC after both parties fell out has signed a two-year contract deal.

Bakame became unemployed since his indefinite suspension by Rayon Sports in May for allegedly faking injuries to miss important games, conspiracy against his own team and using media to defame the club.

“Rwandese goalkeeper Eric ‘Bakame’ Ndayishimiye has signed a 2 years contract with AFC Leopards, welcome to the Den Bakame,” read the short post from AFC Leopards.

Ndayishimiye made a name for himself when he won the CECAFA Kagame Cup in 2009 with Atraco after beating Sudanese giants Al Merreikh in Khartoum.

The arrival of Bakame will push Ezekiel Owade down the pecking order, as Ingwe aims at winning the league title for the first time in twenty years.

AFC Leopards will be aiming at securing their first KPL title since 1988 when the season kicks-off on December 8.

Bakame has joined another Rwandan, former APR FC custodian Emery Mvuyekure, who also Kenya Premier League side Tusker FC on a two-year contract.

The 24-year-old signed the deal on Wednesday following a week of trials with the 11-time Kenyan champions, the country’s third most successful club after Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.

The signing of Bakame and Mvuyekure has increased the number of Rwandans featuring in the Kenyan Premier League side to five.

Tuskers Fc have also signed forward Amini Muzerwa on a two-year contract last week. Former AS Kigali skipper Soter Kayumba joined Sofapaka while former Rayon Sports defender Gabriel Mugabo moved to KCB FC.

The quartet joined two other Rwandans in Kenyan’s topflight football; Jacques Tuyisenge who plays for Gor Mahia since February 2016, and Justin Mico who plies his trade with Sofapaka since June this year.




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