Makwatta: Harambee Stars striker and Zesco United mutually half methods
The exit of the ahead after one yr with the Ndola membership means solely two Kenyans are remaining with the league champions
Kenya worldwide John Makwatta has left Zambian Tremendous League aspect Zesco United, the membership has confirmed.
The previous Ulinzi Stars striker has left the Ndola giants after he signed for them in January 2020.
The striker was signed by Timu ya Ziko after he impressed with AFC Leopards the place he had scored 13 targets in 15 video games within the 2019/20 marketing campaign.
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Makwatta didn’t settle with the Zambian giants as he was not repeatedly fielded by head coach Mumba Munamba.
The signing of Chitiya Mususu made Makwatta’s future on the Zambian giants unsure because it meant the Kenyan needed to compete with extra centre-forwards.
“Kenyan worldwide and Zesco United striker, [John] Makwatta has left the membership,” the membership confirmed on Friday.
“The Zambian Tremendous League profitable striker, joined Zesco United final yr having penned a 3-year cope with the Ndola-based league giants. Zesco United Soccer Membership’s Chief Government Officer, Richard Kabwe Mulenga, is grateful to Makwatta for his contribution in direction of the expansion of the membership.
“Makwatta joined Zesco United final yr, including to an inventory of Kenyan footballers who’ve been a part of the membership’s success lately.”
In line with the membership’s CEO, Mulenga, Zesco United and the previous Buildcon FC star reached a mutual settlement to finish their affiliation.
“We have now reached an settlement with Makwatta to separate mutually. I want to thank him for his providers and his contribution in direction of the workforce’s title triumph this season,” Mulenga stated.
Makwatta’s maiden purpose for Zesco United got here towards Mufulira Wanderers in a 2-0 win on February 20, 2020.
The 2016 KPL Golden Boot winner has beforehand turned out for Nationwide Tremendous League (NSL) aspect Nairobi Metropolis Stars from 2011 to 2013. Then he joined Ulinzi Stars the place he performed till 2016 earlier than opting to hitch Zambian outfit Buildcon FC till 2018.
His exit implies that solely two Kenyans stay on the Ndola aspect – Jesse Had been who’s the membership’s all-time prime scorer with 105 targets and goalkeeper Ian Otieno who was named probably the most constant participant within the 2020/21 marketing campaign.
Defender David Odhiambo and Anthony Akumu loved lengthy stints with the Zambian champions and left in 2020 with the previous becoming a member of Kaizer Chiefs and the latter signing for Napsa Stars.