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Ex-Ulinzi striker Makwatta cleared to play for Zambian club

Kenyan international player, John Makwatta, has gotten the green light to play for his new club in Zambia, Buildcon FC, Nairobi News can reveal.

Makwatta joined the Zambian top flight club on March 31, but has had to wait for almost a month for his International Transfer Certificate to be processed by the Kenyan and Zambian Football Associations.

This delay was partly occasioned by a hitch caused by another request for the player’s clearance by Slovakia club FC Nitra earlier on.

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“I am very relieved, the good thing is that I have been training well and my shape and fitness are okay. My target is to start playing and scoring straight away,” said the former Ulinzi Stars marksman who finished top scorer in the Kenyan Premier League last season with 16 goals.

Makwatta , who is now available for the club’s next league assignment against Power Dynamos this weekend, could prove instrumental to the newly promoted Zambian club, which has struggled to score goals up until this point.

In their opening three games, Buildcon have settled for a goalless draws against Real Nakonde, Kabwe Warriors and Lusaka Dynamos.