Tusker defender Joackins Atudo set to complete move to Tanzanian side Azam

The brewers coach Robert Matano confirms to Goal.com that the towering defender will seal a permanent deal after the on-going Cecafa Cup

Kenyan international defender Joackins Atudo is set to complete a move to Tanzanian side Azam FC.

The Cecafa club finalists have agreed a deal in principle with the central defender who can also play at right back.

The cash rich club which is also home to veteran Kenyan defender Ibrahim Shikanda, opted for the Tusker defender after missing out on Atudo's compatriot Eugine Asike, who is believed to be on the verge of a move to an unnamed Swedish side.

Tusker coach Robert Matano confirmed the news to Goal.com. “It is looking likely that he (Atudo) will leave. I am seeking replacements because it won’t be favorable to hold onto him considering what he is being offered.”

Atudo who has been a constant figure both for his club and the national soccer team over the past three years, can slot in comfortably both at right back and central defence.

On Wednesday, the reigning champions sacked nine players among them Dennis Mukaisi, injury prone holding midfielder Crispin Olando, Nigerian import Joseph Emeka, defender David Nyanzi, Andrew Murunga, Fredrick Ajwang, Isaac Otieno, Charles Odete and Allan Katerega in a move Matano termed as 'a rebuilding process.'