Dan Wagaluka at after signing for KPL side AFC Leopards
After long weeks of waiting, Tusker Football Club have their man and the stout man has the Kenyan shillings. “Iam happy to join AFC Leopards. This is my new home,” Dan Wagaluka said.
The former Cranes winger a has Tuesday morning officially unveiled as an AFC Leopards player alongside four other signings by AFC Chairman Allan Kasavuli at Nairobi Hotel.
Wagaluka last featured for Uganda Cranes mid last year and is keen on impressing new Coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic.
Wagaluka who will be donning jersey number 25 joins defender Abbas Kiwalabye as the two Ugandans at the club this season. “I’m very happy to join AFC Leopards SC. I really wanted to play for this club and I’m happy that everything has now been completed,” Wagaluka said.
I will now work hard to help the team do better and also get back to the national team. I’m sure I’ll do well and achieve these, he added.
Wagaluka helped FUFA Big League Soana FC earn promotion to the local top tier league. He has also played for former Ugandan champions SC Villa, URA and Rwanda’s APR, St George of Ethiopia and Azam in Tanzania.
The swift winger says he moved to Kenyan Premier League because it was more competitive and provided better exposure than the Bell Super League in Uganda.
“Most Kenyan clubs can afford foreign coaches which is a boost to the league. Now, every player in Uganda has interest to have a stake in the Kenyan league. This is a better league in terms of competition and exposure,” added Wagaluka.
Other players who were unveiled during the ceremony are former Tusker FC midfielder Peter “Pinchez” Opiyo, Sadik Abdikadir, who was turning out for Local Government, Michael Khamati from Division one side Administration Police and left back Abdallah Juma from Sofapaka.
“I am confident that the other new signings have the same level of passion like me and we will help take AFC Leopards to the next level,” added Wagaluka.