After just one season in the Kenyan top flight 19-year old striker Henry Meja has left Premier League champions Tusker FC to sign with Swedish top flight side AIK Fotbol on a five-year deal. The two clubs simultaneously announced the agreement on Friday night.
“We have been talking with the club for the last few days and we have reached an agreement for his (Meja’s) transfer. Meja has been one of our standout players this season and it gives us great pride to see him make the transfer. We want to wish him all the best and thank him for what he has done for us this season,” Tusker FC chairman Dan Aduda said on the club’s official website.
“Henry is a talented player that we hope to be able to refine under our direction. We have signed a long agreement where we want to work long-term and are well aware that it is a big process and a longer acclimatization period that awaits,” AIK Sports director Henrik Jurelius told the club’s official website.
Meja joined the club at the beginning of the season and made his debut in December 2020, coming off the bench to score the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Gor Mahia. He went on to score nine more goals in the league and two in the Cup.
His last goal for Tusker was the second in the 2-1 season ending game against Bidco United.
He has been a consistent figure for the brewers all season and follows in the footsteps of South Sudanese international David Majak who also left the club for Sweden in mid-season.
At AIK, Meja will link up with Kenyan international Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma who is in his third season with the club.
“I am very happy to get this opportunity. AIK as a club suits me perfectly and I have got a great impression of everyone I have met. It’s also fun to play with Erick (Otieno). Now I look forward to showing what I can to my teammates and the club’s supporters,” Meja said.