ZESCO release Makwatta…Set record straight on players leaving the club
Champions, ZESCO United have confirmed the departure of Kenyan talisman John Mark Makwatta barely a year and six months after he joined the Ndola-based outfit.
The club took to social media to confirm the development. With the Association has put a limit of five foreign players for each team Zega Mambo is expected to make more changes to their squad.
“Kenyan international and ZESCO United striker, John Makwata has left the club.
The Zambian Super League winning striker, joined ZESCO United last year having penned a 3-year deal with the Ndola-based league giants.”
ZESCO United football club Chief Executive Officer, Richard Kabwe Mulenga thanked Makwata for his contribution towards the growth of the club.
“We have reached an agreement with Makwata to separate mutually. I wish to thank him for his services and his contribution towards the team’s title triumph this season,” Mulenga told the club’s official website.
Meanwhile, Mulenga says the nine-time Super League Champions will be heavily involved in the transfer market. He also went on to clarify that only Makwatta has been released by the club and every other player rumored to be out or signed by another club is false news.
“Every transfer window is an opportunity for us to look at how best we can reinforce our squad. I know our supporters are anxiously waiting to hear about those who will be joining the team. We are working tirelessly to ensure that we beef up the squad before the start of the league campaign and CAF Champions League,” Mulenga said.
“I wish to inform our stakeholders that ZESCO United has only released John Makwata from the current squad. Any announcements concerning player departures or signings will be released first by the club through its official communication channels. Anything released elsewhere should be considered as false.”
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