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South Africa’s club owner, coach and businessman Ephraim Mtsilela Sono aka Jomo Sono plans to buy or start a football club in Kenya.

Sono, who is in the country met and held talks with Kenya’s opposition chief and former Prime Minister H.E Raila Odinga Friday.

According to a statement released by Odinga and his communications director Dennis Onyango on twitter, the 62-year-old also plans to set up a football academy.

“H.E Raila Odinga has welcomed Jomo SOno to Kenya and backed his plans to buy a soccer club and start a soccer academy in Kenya,” Dennis’ tweet reads.

“Jomo is a premier footballer, soccer administrator and football entrepreneur with some big plans for the game in Kenya,” Odinga, who is also the patron of Kenyan giants Gor Mahia tweeted.

Jomo, an accomplished midfielder/striker in his heydays is the owner of South Africa’s National First Division side Jomo Cosmos.

After hanging his boots the Orlando Pirates legend bought Highlands Park club in Johannesburg in 1982 and renamed it Jomo Cosmos.

Under his watch the club has enjoyed successes including winning the Premier Soccer League in 1987.

If the plans go through, it would be the second time in Kenya’s football history for a foreign investor to buy a club or set up one.

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