Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johanna has moved to Thai side Muagthong United for an undisclosed period.

 

The 27-year-old joins the club as a free agent after parting ways with Belgian side Waasland-Beveren last month.

 

Speaking about the new move, Johanna said: “When the interest came from Muangthong United, I took a look, and the history, the amazing supporters, and the good team (fourth last year) and the coach are fantastic. Everything about this felt right, and I feel good about this decision.

 

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“Muangthong finished fourth, and as a player, I am here to help the team to take the next step.  We have three trophies to play for this season, and we can win.”

 

On his side, club Director of Football Mr Ronnarit Suewaja, “It’s a good day for Muangthong to welcome Eric.  We believe he’s the weapon we’ve been looking for.  Eric’s experience in Europe, as well as the Kenyan national team, has made him into a versatile and adaptable player, able to fill many roles on the pitch.”

 

“We wish to build a team that can create exciting and beautiful football.  He comes to us at 27 years old and we believe will help the club to success.”

 

Coach Mario added, “This is one big piece of the puzzle for the next season, and next week we can see Eric in action in the charity match with Bangkok United.  Eric can help us with the transition and one-against-one he is fantastic and can score left or right just as well.  Of course, Eric will need time to adapt to playing football in Thailand, so we can not put too much pressure on him.”

 

Johana is the fourth addition to the club this preseason, following Ekanit Panya, Hong Sung-Wook, and Ronan Pleijmen.

 

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