Ugandan defender, Yakubu Ramathan has put pen to paper at Kenya Premier League giants, AFC Leopard for a two year contract deal from Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU).

According to the player’s agent cum representative, Isaac Mukasa, the transfer for his client is a stepping stone to boosting his football career.

He signed a two year agreement and this is a preparatory move for the player in line with the ambition of becoming a fully accomplished professional. I am happy for his move.

Yakubu, who was part of the Bright Stars squad that promoted the club to the Uganda Premier League has been a player for Sports Club Victoria University.

The club chairman, Dani Molly was so excited by the arrival of the Ugandan;

We know the quality of players that the Ugandans are and in particular Yakubu. He is a great player and we welcome him with open hands.

Financial Nitty Gritty of the Deal:

He agreed terms with a $10,000 sign on fee and he will be expected to earn $2000 per month as salary with unspecified wages and allowances.

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He thus becomes the 17th player signed by the Kenyan side in the January window.

Others signed are goalkeeper Edwin Mukolwe (Kakamega High School) and four other defenders Eugene Ambulwa (West Sugar Kenya), Yusuf Juma (KCB), Andrew Diego  and John Opwora (Moi University).

A Ugandan left winger, Allan Kateregga is among the seven midfielders recruited.

The other six include; Kennedy Owino (Nakuru All Stars), Hedmond Mauda (Western Stima), Dennis Nzomo (Mathare United), Simon Abuko (Oserian F.C), Bernard Ongoma (Talanta F.C) and Tom Murila (Ligi Ndogo F.C).

The club has signed four forwards in Kepha Aswanai, Alfred ‘Kemboi’ Wekesa (Kakamega Homeboyz F.C), Andrew Tolowa (Mathare United) and Geofrey Ouma (Chemlil Sugar).

In a related development, AFC Leopards secured a new shirt sponsor, Sports Pessa, who agreed terms with the club for a mega Ugx 5 Billion sponsorship for the next five years.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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