May 20, 2024

Police signing spree continues as Okoth joins from Talanta

Police signing spree continues as Okoth joins from Talanta
Brian Okoth in past action for FC Talanta

Kenya Police have beefed up their back line after landing the services of the highly-rated central defender Brian Okoth from FC Talanta. Okoth was one of the most-sought after players in the mid-season transfer window thanks to his solid displays at Talanta. 

Police faced stiff competition for the left-footed centre back from record Kenya champions Gor Mahia and their bitter rivals AFC Leopards. Kakamega Homeboyz also entered the race for Okoth’s signature late and nearly secured it after inviting the player for negotiations on Monday. 

Had Okoth travelled with Kakamega armed with his release letter, he would have penned a deal with Homeboyz are actively looking for a centre back. Homeboyz have been forced to sign a centre half after losing Robinson Kamura for free to Tanzanian Premier League side Dodoma Jiji.


Further, Portipher Odhiambo’s recurring knee injury has seen the club deep into the market to fish out options. Sources at Homeboyz indicate that the club has turned its focus on Salim Odeka Hamisi after missing out on Okoth. 

Okoth’s career has been on an upward trajectory since making his Football Kenya Federation Premier League debut. He made his top-flight bow in 2022 with Vihiga Bullets and would join Talanta in February last year.

 Police have been making quality signings from the time the window opened with Okoth being the fourth player to join the club. The club reunited with defensive midfielder Duncan Otieno and went on to lure former Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars winger Sammy Onyango to join the outfit. The law enforcers crossed the border and signed Tanzanian forward Rashid Mchelenga.

Table Standing

# Team P W D L F A +/- PTS
1. Gor Mahia 30 18 10 2 38 13 25 64
2. Tusker 31 17 5 9 42 24 18 56
3. Kenya Police 31 15 9 7 38 24 14 54
4. AFC Leopards 30 12 11 7 28 18 10 47
5. Bandari 30 13 8 9 26 21 5 47
6. Nairobi City Stars 30 13 8 9 38 34 4 47
7. Posta Rangers 31 13 7 11 28 28 0 46
8. Kariobangi Sharks 31 11 11 9 40 30 10 44
9. Homeboyz 31 11 11 9 31 26 5 44
10. Bidco United 30 10 11 9 32 30 2 41
11. KCB 30 8 13 9 25 30 -5 37
12. Murang'a Seal 30 9 9 12 25 29 -4 36
13. Ulinzi Stars 30 9 8 13 20 22 -2 35
14. FC Talanta 30 6 13 11 29 42 -13 31
15. Sofapaka 30 8 7 15 33 48 -15 31
16. Shabana 31 7 8 16 30 42 -12 29
17. Muhoroni Youth 30 5 13 12 17 29 -12 28
18. Nzoia Sugar 30 4 6 20 20 50 -30 18