AFC leopard midfielder to join India Super League club

AFC Leopards Ugandan midfielder Keziron Kizito . PHOTO: COURTESY.

AFC Leopards Ugandan midfielder Keziron Kizito is set to join Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters ahead of the new season that kicks off on Friday 17 November after successfully trying out with the club.

This is according to Leopards chairman Dan Mule.

The former Vipers man is set to buy out the remainder of his two-year contract and head to India to link up with his new club after he impressed during a two-week trial with the club.

Ingwe chairman Dan Mule has confirmed that the Ugandan international who moved to the den in June 2017 is heading out of the club as he has been training with the team in preparations for the new season.

“He is buying out his contract. When he signed for us we included a clause that allows him leave if he gets a better offer elsewhere. He went for trials in Blaster and the coaches were impressed with his quality and they have decided to sign him. There are a few issues we are still ironing out but we have allowed him to leave after triggering his exit clause,” Mule said.

Mule also revealed that the club will get an able replacement for Kizito revealing that the club will make quality signings during the December-January transfer window in preparations for 2018 season where the club will take part in the CAF Confederations Cup.

“He is a good player but now that he is leaving we have to replace him. We are already looking around for an able replacement. We will also sign other quality players once the window opens because as you now we will play in the CAF Confederations Cup,” he added.

Founded in 2014, Blasters is coached by former Manchester United assistant coach René Meulensteen and is home to former Man United pair of Wes Brown and Dimitar Berbatov.