The moves come barely two weeks after the striker confirmed he was quitting the club after contract negotiations to extend his contract had stalled. "I have tried to negotiate with them (Sofapaka) but nothing concrete is forthcoming. I am now officially a free agent and I am ready to join any team; depending on the offers," said Mugalia.
The versatile attacker exclusively revealed to Goal.com that he has now held fruitful talks with club President Elly Kalekwa and will be penning a new one year deal at the club.
“Sofapaka has been my home and it will continue to be. I have held talks with the President (Kalekwa) and soon I will agree on a one year contract.”
‘’It will happen as soon as possible but what is certain is the fact that I will be playing for Sofapaka this season.”
Kalekwa confirmed that Sofapaka’s technical was due to meet before the end of Thursday to discuss the fate of the Congolese striker. “Bob (Mugalia) wrote to us seeking for contract extension but I cannot make this decision on my own…everything will be decided before end of this week but most probably he will be part of us next season.”
Mugalia’s deal with the club expired on December 31st last year and had been reluctant to extend his stay at the club before making a change of heart. Last year he told Goal.com that he would not be renewing his stay at the club as he was seeking for new challenge.
The speedy centre forward was last season linked with a move to domestic club and Top 8 champions Gor Mahia, but the move stalled due to the high transfer money the Batoto Ba Mungu were demanding.