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Ulinzi Stars striker Makwatta signs deal to join Zambian club Buildcon

John Mark Makwatta will have to wait until June to make his competitive debut in Zambia despite joining top flight club Buildcon on a two year deal, Nairobi News understands.

Makwatta – who is the reigning SportPesa Premier League top scorer with 16 goals – has signed for Buildcon on a two year deal.

However, since this transfer was completed two weeks after the closure of the Zambia’s transfer window, he will have to wait until mid-season to get his chance.


In the meantime, he will be training with the first team and could compete in a number of friendly and build-up matches for the newly promoted Zambian club.

The club have signed an array of stars including Kenyan winger Clifton Miheso, Ugandan international Isaac Isinde and Malian U20 centre back Ichaka Diarra.


“Buildcon wanted me since December, they kept pushing… so I am now here and the aim is to score goals just like my brother Jesse Were is doing and repay the faith.” said the 21 year-old Makwatta.


Makwatta joins the swelling list of Kenyan footballers who are dumping the SportPesa Premier League for its Zambian equivalent.

He links up with Clifton Miheso who joined Buildcon last month. The pair is now cross town rivals with fellow Kenya internationals Jesse Were, David Owino and Anthony Akumu, who are attached to CAF Africa Champions League semi-finalists Zesco United.