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Striker Makwatta on the verge of Zambia switch

John Mark Makwatta’s move to Europe has fallen through.

Instead, the Ulinzi Stars striker is now in Zambia and on the verge of joining high flying side Buildcon.

Nairobi News has it on record that 2016 SportPesa Premier League top scorer was in Ndola on Wednesday evening for talks with his prospective employers aimed at sealing a move.

He even watched from the stands at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium as his soon to be new club played an international friendly match against top Congolese club TP Mazembe.

Another Kenyan international, Clifton Miheso, featured for Buildcon in the entire match in the left wing position.

Clifford Miheso (left) dribbles during a friendly match for his new club Buildcon. PHOTO | COURTESY
Clifford Miheso (left) dribbles during a friendly match for his new club Buildcon. PHOTO | COURTESY

Makwatta had earlier this month travelled to Europe to sign for Slovakia side FC Nitra.

That move has since collapsed after the second tier side failed to agree terms with Ulinzi, with whom the player has a long standing association.

The move to Zambia we understand, has the full blessings of Ulinzi.

Should the move materialise, Makwatta is set to become the successive KPL top scorer to move to Zambia following Jesse Were’s move to Zesco United last year.