Midfielder Kenneth Muguna has confirmed his imminent departure from record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia at the end of the current campaign.

The Kenyan player cleared any lingering doubts concerning his speculated move to Tanzanian outfit Azam FC with a photo of him signing his new contract adorned in the team’s kit Wednesday.

Muguna, 25, expressed his gratitude to the entire K’Ogalo family for entrusting him with the club’s crucial midfield roles since joining the Kenyan bigwigs from FK Tirana in 2017, after rising through the ranks at Western Stima.

“When I arrived at this great club I was just a young man with dreams of representing the biggest club in the country. I did not expect things to go as well as they did but you made it a lot easier for me, not to forget the high level of players with so much quality who were always there to support and make me feel comfortable, ” Muguna said.

He has been pivotal in steadying the club’s ship with his captaincy in recent campaigns before handing over the arm band to defender Harun Shakava.

Muguna was part of the team that beat arch rivals AFC Leopards in post-match penalties to win this season’s FKF Betway Cup at the Nyayo National Stadium earlier in the month.

“Looking at what I have achieved at the club is so satisfying, I was lucky to play under great coaches and great management as well.”

He went on to reveal that Gor Mahia made efforts to persuade him stay for longer with a new contract on offer but felt like he needed a new challenge elsewhere.

Muguna will leave behind a commendable legacy as a key club’s figure having played a great part in Gor Mahia’s local dominance lately.

Since arriving at Gor Mahia four years ago, he has been a league champion for three straight seasons with only the ongoing campaign seemly eluding them. 

Gor Mahia are fifth in the country’s top tier league with just a few matches left before the end of the campaign.