Reigning Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have completed the signing of highly-rated Ugandan left back Shafik Batambuze on a two-year long deal.
Gor Mahia acquired the services of the Ugandan, who prior to the move, was plying his trade with Tanzanian-based outfit, Singida United.
The acquisition of the former Tusker FC man is seen as a replacement to the departed Godfrey Walusimbi, who controversially exited Gor two months ago for South African side Kaizer Chiefs, leaving the club to rely on the services of Wesley Onguso at the flank.
Batambuze is not new to Kenyan football as he joined Tusker in 2015, where he guided the brewers to claiming a double in 2016 before crossing to Tanzania for a lucrative deal the following year.
The defender, who penned a two-year long contract, becomes the first signing of the club and is set to be followed by Kenneth Muguna, who is rumoured to be closing on a return to the club after forcing his way out a season ago.
Muguna left Gor early this year to launch his international career at Albanian based FK Tirana but the deal turned sour barely after a season at the club, forcing him to return home without running out his five-year long contract.
The 2016 Most Valuable Player is rumoured to be nearing to a return and will have to prove his worth in the star-studded midfield.
Despite K’Ogalo’s chief executive officer Omondi Aduda unveiling Batambuze, the club’s deputy secretary general, Ronald Ngala, said he wasn’t sure of the signings but promised to give an official statement today.
“I can’t confirm or deny that we have signed the duo but we have a meeting (set for yesterday evening) where we will deliberate how best we can reach the public on our transfer business. We will give an official statement today regarding the same.”