Makwata ditches Uinzi Stars for European football

John Mark Makwata receives golden boot award from the FKF president Nick Mwendwa during the 2016 awards gala ceremony after emerging the league's top scorer. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Ulinzi Stars has been dealt a blow as they seek to progress in the CAF Confederation Cup championship following the departure of top striker John Mark Makwata who is on his way out the club.

According to a confirmation by the club’s hierarchy, Makwata who won the Kenyan Premier League KPL golden boots accolade for the 2016 season has secured a trial with a Slovakian club and has since handed in his resignation letter.

The striker is expected to leave the country in the coming days for Slovakia to try out with a second division tier side FC Nitra in pursuant of European football.

His move is untimely to Ulinzi Stars who would wish to have his services when they take on host Egyptian side Smouha on Friday in the CAF Confederations cup first round.

The soldiers are scheduled to jet off for Egypt on Tuesday as they start life without Makwata whom they have since wished well in his new adventure through a post on the club’s official portal.