Ugandan striker Robert Ssentongo is on the verge of joining Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC.
The striker who spent half of last season at URA FC after leaving Ethiopian side St. George arrived in Nairobi on Monday June 16 to meet the Gor officials and Goal.com reports that the deal is expected to be complete by end of Tuesday June 17.
Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Omondi Aduda confirmed the arrival of the Ugandan. “I personally received Ssentongo at JKIA on Monday evening,” Omondi is quoted by Goal.com
“We are holding more talks with his representatives today (Tuesday) but what I can reveal is that the deal is as good as sealed. We need to agree on a few things before Ssentongo puts pen to paper.”
Ssentongo also hinted that he has always admired the KPL and expressed his delight if the deal manages to go through.
“I have always wanted to play in Kenyan Premier League and will be happy if the deal goes through. It will also be amazing to play alongside my countrymen, who have always urged me to come and play in Kenyan league,” he said.
In case he completes the move, Ssentongo’s will bring the number of Ugandans at K’Ogalo to five. Others are striker Dan Sserunkuma, Godfrey ‘Baba’ Kizito’, Geoffrey Walusimbi and Israel Emuge.
As usual, we shall keep you posted.