Nicholas Sebwato Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Experienced goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato has joined Kenya Premier League side Sofapaka Football Club.

This follows agreement between the two parties for a two year tenure.

Ssebwato’s former club Bright Stars has also blessed the move as confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mathias Mugwanya.

The development comes after Sofapaka, a club christened as the “Batoto Ba Mungu” allegedly released their goalkeeper Ismail Bin Watenga, another Ugandan.

Nicholas Sebwato during his service at Onduparaka Football Club Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Ssebwato played second fiddle to Godwin Kiwanuka Bbule at Bright Stars for much of the first half of the 2019 – 2020 season with only three appearances against Vipers, Express and Busoga United.

He moves to Kenya with good experience having played for several clubs like KCCA, Sports Club Villa, Onduparaka, Bright Stars (two stints) and Coastal Union in Tanzania.

At Sofapaka, he joins two other goalkeepers in Richard Aimo and Isaiah Wakasala.

He is expected to be officially unveiled next Thursday, 2nd January 2020.

Nicholas Ssebwato (right) smiles with young midfielder Davis Ssekajja during their unveiling ceremony at Bright Stars Football Club on 29th August 2019

A couple of other Ugandans in Mohamed Kasirye, Peter Lwasa, Allan Katwe and Musa Malunda have been also featuring for Sofapaka but all disgruntled because of the club’s financial stand.

Winners of the Kenya Premier League in 2009, Sofapaka has of late struggled for form as they are embroiled in deep financial crisis and administrative hitches.

They are currently eight on the teams’ log with 21 points from their 13 games played so far.

Nicholas Ssebwato at Sports Club Villa in 2017

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

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