Tusker coach Matano set to break bank for the signature of Walusimbi and Owino

The 'Special One' is keen to strengthen reigning champion's playing unit and has already set eyes on signing the Ugandan ace and Gor Mahia's defender
Kenya Premier League (KPL) winning coach Robert Matano of Tusker FC plans to break the bank for the signatures of Ugandan international Geoffrey Walusimbi and Gor Mahia defender David ‘Angoloma’ Owino.

Matano who is currently in Kampala, Uganda, scouting for players in the ongoing Tusker Cecafa Cup, is keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the brewers continental campaign early next year and has so far fallen in love with the two players whom he wants at Ruaraka den at all costs.

Walusimbi who plies his trade for former Uganda league winners Vipers, formerly known as Bunamwaya, is highly ranked in Uganda and his price could be soaring.

Owino, who has had a successful season with Gor and the national side, emerging as one of the best players in Stars’ two matches at Cecafa, could also be a hot cake.

“I can confirm Matano approached me and has given me an irresistible offer. I still have a contract with Gor Mahia of slightly more than one year, but I believe the two clubs can meet and reach an agreement,” said Owino who noted that he is keen on first team football.

At Gor, Croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic preferred Donald Mosoti and Ivan Anguyo in central defense instead, of the non nonsense Owino, forcing him to warm the bench for the better part of the season.

When he was given a chance to play, Owino was deployed as a fullback or defensive midfielder, positions the former Karuturi man say he is not comfortable with.