AFC Leopards close to Makwatta signing as Were, Kimani get onboard

With two days remaining to the close of the off-season transfer window, AFC Leopards have gone full throttle trying to bolster the team ahead of their first game of the 2019-20 KPL season scheduled for Sunday.

Sources close to the club have confirmed to Soka that the side has brought onboard winger Kevin Kimani from Mathare United, resigned – for the third time – Kenyan international Paul Were and are on the chase to bring onboard Ushuru FC’s leftback Evans Maliachi and former Ulinzi Stars man John-Mark Makwatta who was previously plying his trade in Kuwait with Al Nasr.

John Makwatta is believed to be close to joining AFC Leopards

Leopards have already made contact with Makwatta’s camp though differences in the pay package for the 24 year old, who can play anywhere across the front three, is what is holding the deal back.

Makwatta last featured in the KPL in 2016 for the soldiers and bagged the 2015 top scorer’s gong after scoring 15 times. He briefly had a spell in Zambia with Buildcon FC before moving to the Persian Gulf in 2018.

Former KPL Player of The Year Kevin Kimani has joined AFC Leopards

The Kimani and Were signings take Leopard’s acquisitions to past 10 for the window.

Meanwhile, Andre Casa Mbungo’s charges are preparing for their season opener against Kakamega Homeboyz set for Sunday at the Bukhungu Stadium from 3PM.