All the rumours about Lawrence Juma’s imminent departure to Sofapaka have proven true. Today Juma signed a new contract with Sofapaka as Elly Kalekwa appears determined to build a strong side, having also signed Michael Kibwage who was a transfer target of Gor Mahia.
“We are pleased to have completed the signing of Harambee Stars midfielder Lawrence Juma. Juma has put pen to paper to a two-year deal ahead of the new season,” said the Sofapaka portal
Juma joined Gor Mahia in 2018 from Nzoia Sugar. After a slow start and plenty of time spent on the bench, he played his way into the starting line-up then to the national team. Several weeks ago on his social media pages, he hinted at wearing a new blue uniform which left fans wondering if he was going to AFC or to Sofapaka.
“I am pleased to be here, this a new chapter, a new environment and I am looking forward to a good time with the club. I can’t wait to get started.” he said
Sofapaka will be one of the teams to challenge Gor Mahia’s dominance in the 2020-2021 season.
“The squad we have managed to assemble is a quality one which will challenge for top honours in the 2020/21 Kenyan Premier League campaign. This is a team that has a high chance of winning the league title and get a chance to play in the continental competitions. We have the resources we need to be successful and I am confident we will.” said Kalekwa.
With Juma’s departure, Gor Mahia will now rely on Camerounian Bertrand Konfor and new signing John Macharia to shore up the midfield.