Low Blow to Tusker as Were Nears SA Switch

Unsuccessful in their bid to sign Allan Wanga, South African Premier League side, Bidvest Wits, are once again knocking on the doors of Kenyan football.

The Clever Boys, whose deal for Wanga fell through last month, have contacted Kenya Premier League outfit Tusker FC for a possible deal for in-form forward Jesse Were, Fourfourtwomedia.com can confidently reveal.

Tusker are desperate in equal measure to hang on to their prized asset who has banged 19 goals in KPL this season, 11 of them coming in his last four matches. The Brewers however concede that the matter is out of their hands, especially with Were’s contract at the club set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

Transfer deadline

The former Mathare United man was apparently invited for trials last week but head coach Francis Kimanzi rebuffed the approach saying he wouldn’t let his top marksman leave at such a crucial time in the season.

With the PSL transfer window still open for business until end of August, the Johannesburg-housed club still have enough time to thrash out the fine details needed to seal the deal including securing a work permit and travel visa for the 26-year-old.

Wits, coached by Gavin Hunt, a three-time PSL winner, finished third last season behind Mamelodi Sundwons and champions Kaizer Chiefs. They were also tracking Gor Mahia forward Michael Olunga but rumours of a deal have collapsed.

Bidvest face Ajax Cape Town in their opening match of the 2015-16 PSL season which kicks off on August 1.

Early this week, another Kenyan international, defender Brian Onyango Mandela, was snapped up by Martizburg United on a two-year contract.

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