Defensive midfielder Sven Yidah Lusigi has joined Nairobi City Stars on a two-year deal from Kariobangi Sharks.
Sven, who shaped his early football at the famous Ligi Ndogo before crossing over to Sharks in 2016, becomes the second player to join the senior team rank following after striker Erick Ombija.
The two add on to the earlier signed youngsters Rowland Makati from Vapor Sports, Timothy Ouma from Laiser Hill Academy, Ronney Kola Oyaro from Kenya School of Government (KSG) and keeper Elvis Ochieng Ochoro from Hakati Sportiff, all roped in as developmental players.
Speaking after his unveiling at City Stars offices on Monday, Sven, a Kenya U23 player said;
“I am happy to join Nairobi City Stars. They have an ambitious project and I am eager to play a part in making it a success,”
“I will also be joining my former teammates (Ebrima) Sanneh, Shittu (Salim Abdalla) and Wycliffe (Otieno) who also played a huge role in convincing me to be part of this project. I promise work hard and to be full committed every day and any day.”
Team coordinator Samson Otieno had this to say on the arriving Sven;
“His defensive acumen were a great attraction to us and he was our number choice. We are glad he has taken his position ahead of a long list of interested players,”
“The experience he carries from Kariobangi Sharks will be of great value to City Stars. I welcome him on board.”
Sven, with 97 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) appearances with Sharks from the 2017 season, will don significant jersey no. 18 at City Stars – same as he had at Sharks.
18 denotes his birth date as well as that of his daughter, and its the jersey number that was owned by club legend Arthur Museve from the 2006/7 season all through to his retirement at the close of the 2018/19 season.