Ugandan side Simba confirm Tusker are on the verge of signing three players

The Lugogo-based side through secretary reveals that the brewers have tabled ‘lucrative’ offers for the trio something 'we couldn’t resist'

Ugandan top flight side Simba have confirmed that three of their players are on the verge of completing moves to Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC.

The Lugogo-based side through Secretary John Julugo revealed that the brewers had forwarded ‘lucrative’ offers for the players' something that 'we couldn’t resist.'

The players include upcoming striker Robert Omunuk, midfielder Khalid Aucho and Martin Kiiza.

“Everything is yet to be finalized but we are about to complete the move. In terms of the deal, if we are coming from Nairobi to Kampala, we are now in Jinja,” confirmed Julugo.

“Actually at some point we should be able to start scouting for replacements. The offer was very lucrative and there was no way we could resist. Then, the players will be contesting in the African Champions League, which will provide adequate exposure for them.”

Tusker scouted the players during the course of the past six months and coach Robert Matano reiterates that they will be up to the task.

“Omunuk is a direct replacement for (the released) striker Joseph Emeka. These are young talented players who are on the fringes of the Uganda Cranes (national team), we did not go for them because we lack talent here at home, just that I believe they will add some flair and expertise to our squad,” Matano told

The other Ugandan player set to join Tusker is KCCA's Andrew Ssekayombya.

Tusker who released nine players after the conclusion of the just concluded Kenyan Premier League campaign, are set to represent the country in the African Champions League for the second consecutive season.

The brewers are primed to face Seychelles outfit St Michel in the preliminary round of the tournament set for mid February.