Kenya Premier League giants AFC Leopards are close to signing Tusker FC defender Collins Shivachi.
Shivachi has been training with Leopards for the last week with the aim of securing a move to the Andre Casa Mbungo coached team.
He has reportedly impressed the Rwandese tactician and he is set to secure a move to Ingwe who are out to better their 11th finish of last season.
“Shivachi will join Leopards. The coach likes him, he has really impressed in training and I think the club will sign him. We were looking for a right-back after Mainge left and having a player like Shivachi who can play as a right-back and in central defense when called upon is an added advantage,” Said an official from the den as quoted by Opera News.
The Kakamega High School alumnus started his career at Kenyan Premier League side, Western Stima where he featured for them in 2011. He then moved to Sofapaka in January 2012 and played for the club until the end of 2015 when he dumped the then cash-strapped side.
He moved to Tusker in January 2016 and has been with the Brewers ever since. He had fallen down the pecking order under coach Robert Matano and during the 2018/19 season, he featured in a handful of games for the side.
AFC Leopards have been active in the current transfer window and have already acquired the services of seven players with five of them being foreign based.
The Seven are: Tresor Ndikumana, Hansel Ochieng, Robert Ayala, Soter Kayumba, Vincent Habamahoro, Ismaila Diarra and Benjamin Ochan.
Additional Reporting by Kevin Teya