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Tusker FC striker Henry Meja joins Swedish top tier side AIK

FOOTBALL By Odero Charles | September 3rd 2021
KBC FC's Harun Thomas (left) and Henry Meja of Tusker FC marked by Joseph Ochuka (center) Goalkeeper KCB during FKF Premier league match at Ruaraka grounds. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Harambee Stars forward Henry Atola Meja has joined Swedish top-flight side AIK from Tusker FC.

AIK Fotboll, more commonly known simply as AIK, took to their official social media pages to confirm the signing of the 19-year-old sensation on a 5-year deal on Tuesday evening.

"AIK Football has agreed with Tusker FC on a transfer of the 19-year-old Kenyan national team forward Henry Atola Meja. The agreement between the parties is valid until September 1, 2026," the club tweeted.

Tusker FC has also officially confirmed Meja's departure; "Thank you for the memories, Henry Meja."

Following the move, Meja was quoted by the club's website saying; "I am very happy that I get this opportunity. Now I look forward to showing what I can to my teammates and the club's supporters."

Meja joins fellow Harambee Stars player Erick Ouma alias Marcelo who also plays at the club.

Last season, Meja accounted for eleven league goals, the last of which meant 2-0 in the final round against Bidco United, a goal that meant that Tusker FC secured the Kenyan league title for the first time since 2016.

In February 2021, Henry was selected for the first time in the national team captain Jacob Mulee's A national team.

The debut for Harambee Stars took place at the Venue Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on March 15, 2021, when Kenya hosted Tanzania in a training international match.

Meja replaced Lawrence Juma in the 70th minute of the match in which Kenya won 2-1.

Meja is also part of the national team squad that is currently gathered to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar 2022.


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