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Richards Bay Set To Sign Kenyan Goalkeeper

Richards Bay are moving swiftly with their transfer business ahead of the 2024/25 season and are closing in on Ian Otieno from ZESCO United.

The Kenya international goalkeeper has agreed terms in principle with the club who narrowly avoided the drop via the relegation playoffs last season.

However, ahead of unveiling their new sponsorship agreement, the club has secured the likes of Siyethemba Sithebe, Keegan Allan, Thabiso Kutumela amongst their latest recruits.

iDiski Times understands Otieno will join the Natal Rich Boyz to provide competition for Uganda star Salim Magoola, who signed a new three-year deal last month.

It marks a dramatic turnaround for a club who were said to be in financial straits last season as the threat of relegation to the second tier was looming.

But Vusumuzi Vilakazi managed to turn the tide of the KZN-based outfit who are now looking towards a bright new future.

Story by Lorenz Kohler (@Lorenz_KO).

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.