Sofapaka have completed the signing of Ugandan goalkeeper Ismail Watenga from Ethiopian top tier side Ethiopia Coffee.
Watenga joins Batoto Ba Mungu after the Kenyan Premier League side missed out on signing Togolese keeper N’Guisan Djehani on the transfer deadline day. The Sofapaka’s new man is set to fill the void left by Justin Ndikumana who joined rivals Bandari FC.
“We welcome Ismail to the club. He is a very good and experienced goalkeeper and will be a great addition to the team. We have followed his performances both with the Ugandan national team and his club in Ethiopia and we are convinced he will help the club move to the next level,” Sofapaka Team Manager Hillary Echesa told the club’s official website.
“He will bring in a healthy competition in the goalkeeping department and this, in the long run, will help improve the team. We are already pleased with his desire and hunger,” added Echesa.
Sofapaka, who will take on Ulinzi Stars in their second KPL match, will be keen to bounce back after starting the league on a bad note following a 2-1 loss in the hands of Posta Rangers.