Former Gor Mahia, Leopards star Mungai Kiongera joins Irish seventh division side
Ex-Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia striker Paul Mungai Kiongera has joined Irish amateur league outfit Killarney Athletics.
Kiongera penned a deal of unspecified period and is only waiting for his international Transfer Certificate (ITC) to be able to turn out for the Irish seventh division club that was founded in 1965.
According to reports, Kiongera moved to Ireland in February where he started training with the team and finally attracted the eyes of the scouts.
“The lads are good. They’re welcoming and friendly. In Kenya, when you move to a different team, people have a mentality that you’re there to take their position. Here, the lads have tried to help me settle in,” the Kenyan striker told the Killarney Advertiser.
“There are some very good players. I would say that the standard is not top but you understand that it’s amateur. People don’t get to train every day, just twice a week or three times a week,” he added.
“It’s much better than the lower tier leagues in Kenya. I’ve noticed here that players try to find a solution quickly, try to go long, which is different. In Kenya we love short passing and we don’t hold the ball, but I’ve noticed here that people love dribbling. So it’s quite different,” said Kiongera.
A journeyman, Kiongera has previously played for Gor, AFC Leopards, Simba of Tanzania and most-recently Ushuru FC.