Thabit: Azam FC is not going to launch Mapigano regardless of signing Kigonya
The ‘Ice-cream’ Makers have dismissed experiences they’re intending to dump the Taifa Stars keeper after signing a brand new participant
Azam FC administration has come out to make clear they won’t permit keeper David Mapigano to go away the membership earlier than his contract expires.
The Chamazi-based membership confirmed the signing of one other keeper – Mathias Kigonya from Forest Rangers in Zambia – earlier than the mini-transfer window closed on January 15, and the arrival of the Ugandan has solid doubt on the way forward for Mapigano.
Mapigano, who signed for Azam at the beginning of the 2020-21 season from Kenyan champions Gor Mahia, has been the group’s first-choice keeper for the higher a part of the primary spherical however with the arrival of Kigonya, many really feel he won’t be able to maintain his place.
Azam Media Officer Zakaria Thabit has now cleared the air by stating they don’t have plans to cast off Mapigano as a result of the arrival of Kigonya will give him the competitors he must do even higher.
“Normally for goalkeepers to concede objectives doesn’t imply that you’re not an excellent keeper, it’s a part of the sport, even prime keepers on this planet concede objectives and Mapigano isn’t an exception,” Zakaria mentioned as quoted by Sokalabongo.
“His potential is nice as you possibly can’t neglect that there have been occasions through the first spherical when he was in a position to do properly in a row and made the group stay unbeaten for seven matches and even stayed on the prime of the log.
“What he’s going by in the meanwhile is a part of the job and our religion is to have him return to his stage finest, there is no such thing as a plan to take away him from the squad.”
On leaving Forest Rangers, Kigonya penned an emotional message to the membership by stating: “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I say goodbye to you,” the previous Sofapaka and Kakamega Homeboyz goalkeeper mentioned.
“I can’t thanks sufficient for the teachings you’ve taught me and the friendship you’ve so freely given. Completely, like several nice group, you inspired me, assisted me, and made me higher at what we do.
“Thanks for sharing the wins and losses, the triumphs and the tribulations. Working with you has been a real privilege.
“I go away with associates, recollections, and classes discovered from every of you. It’s been a pleasure attending to know and dealing with you throughout my time in Zambia.”
Aside from Kigonya and Mapigano, different keepers at Azam are Benedict Haule and Wilbol Kaseke.
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