AFC Leopards coach Jan Koops has confirmed that the club is close to signing exciting Ugandan midfielder Allan Katerega as a free agent.
Katerega, released by Ushuru FC at the end of last season, has been hunting for new employers and he seems to have found a new home in the Den. Koops says Katerega’s capture will go a long way into stabilizing Ingwe’s midfield after the departure of Bernard Mang’oli who has shifted camp to Mombasa based Bandari FC.
“We are in advanced talks with Katerega and he is expected to come and join the rest of the team on Friday.
“We have been trailing him for a while and I can confidently say that we are glad to have such a talent signing for us.’”
Koops who took charge of Ingwe for a second time after being sacked in 2013, says the club will continue recruiting new players to fill the void left by the massive departure of players from the club which has been brought about by financial instability at the club.
“We lost so many players last season and this has left us with very limited options.
“Currently we have 18 players training and we will add up to the number with six more players before the end of next week.’
“We are currently shopping for a goalkeeper, a right back and a striker. If we successfully get able people in those positions, we will match all other sides in the KPL.”
Meanwhile the Dutchman says the club will continue pursuing the signature of Kenyan international Peter Opiyo who is currently a free agent. Opiyo is nursing an injury but that according to Koops will not deter the club from getting his signature.
“We are talking to Opiyo and I believe we will have a deal with him. I have fronted his name to the board and they have assured me that they will follow up the matter and make him our player before the end of the transfer window,” he concluded.
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