NAIROBI, Kenya- Edwin Lavatsa is on the brink of joining 11-time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Tusker FC after impressing in training at the Ruaraka-based outfit.
The immediate former Bandari FC forward has been training with the Brewers under the watchful eye of new Ugandan coach Sam Timbe who is keen on bolstering his attack after the departure of Allan Wanga, Clifford Alwanga and Stephen Owusu.
The acquisition of the Kenyan international will be consistent with the theme of signing young blood as the club moves to inject fresh blood in the outfit that finished sixth in their KPL title defence last term.
Matthew Odongo, Erick Ambunya, Apollo Otieno, Paul Muchika, Timothy Otieno, Robert Achema and Kevin Okoth are some of the other new young arrivals at Tusker thus far.
A source close to Lavatsa told Sportpesa News that the player is eager to join Tusker before the start of the new campaign.
“He has a contract with Bandari that is why the move has not been confirmed yet. Representatives from both sides are working to make the move official,” the source added after Tuesday evening’s training session.
Tusker CEO, Charles Obiny has confirmed the club is interested in roping in the former MC Algiers and KPL champions; Gor Mahia FC forward.
“I don’t wish to give remarks that will not go well with Bandari because he still has a contract with them. We are meeting with the technical bench on Friday and I will give the full list of players that will be representing us in 2018,” offered Obiny.
The lanky Lavatsa made his name at K’Ogalo after joining the 16-time record domestic champions in 2011, winning the KPL title in 2013 before he signed for Algerian outfit Alger the following season.
After making four appearances in an unrewarding move, Lavatsa returned to Kenya and signed for 2008 champions, Mathare United FC in 2015 before he left for Bandari the following season, helping the club win the 2016 GOtv Shield domestic cup.