Longest serving player Erick Juma’s 17-year stint recently came to an end after switching camp to Police FC.

His journey through to the top

Juma joined Kariobangi Sharks in 2005 whilst the team was still in the lower leagues up to 2011 when He captained his troops to the National Super League where they battled for 5 years to gain promotion to the top tier, a fete they eventually succeeded in 2017.

Erick Juma in a past NSL fixture against Moyas FC.

Long term injury

Juma, who was a constant regular in the team was diagnosed with patellar tendinitis at the verge of the teams’ promotion which forced him to undergo the knife missing a year and 3 months of Premier League action but He ultimately got back to the field in the second leg of 2018.

Erick Juma after the surgery that would see him miss out for over a year.


He skippered the Sharks to winning the shield cup in 2018 booking its first ever continental ticket to feature in the CAF Confederation cup where they exited in the second round after losing 1-2 to Asante Kotoko [Ghana]

Sharks celebrate after clinching the 2018 Sportpesa shield cup

In 2019, He led the team to clinch The Sportpesa Super Cup which was held in Tanzania where they beat Bandari Fc in the final.

He captained the team in a historic match against Everton in 2019.

Erick Juma [5] in the Everton match.
He captained the side in the Kariobangi Sharks versus Yanga SC friendly match.

Parting shot

“Nawashukuru sana kwa wakati tumeshare pamoja kama familia ya papa, you’ve been a great family ntawamiss and I wish you best of luck na mjue bado tuko pamoja since I’m just a phone call away ,hata wale wa reverse call ntawapokea” He concluded in a nostalgic post training gathering as He bid farewell to his fellow teammates.


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