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AFC Leopards' coach Luc Eymael during the match against Bandari FC

Eymael: Wagaluka, Khamati deals could collapse

AFC Leopards' coach Luc Eymael during the match against Bandari FC

Timothy Olubulu.

The Belgian reveals to Goal that Wagaluka has not been able to secure release letter while Khamati, is yet to be cleared by Administration Police

AFC Leopards’ coach Luc Eymael says he will be disappointed should the club miss out on signing two players – Ugandan Dan Wagaluka and Administration Police striker Michael Khamati.

The Belgian has revealed to Goal that Wagaluka has failed to secure a release letter same as Khamati, who is yet to be cleared by the Division One side to join Ingwe den.

“Wagaluka is held back home in Uganda because he his yet to succeed in securing a release letter. So until now, we have only managed to sign Abdallah Juma, Peter Opiyo and Saddick.

“This is very far from what I had requested the club’s Executive Committee to offer in terms of my transfer targets. Khamati is trying to get his release letter but he doesn’t have it yet.

“And if the transfer window which has four days remaining closes without acquiring services of the aforementioned then we will be short in terms of players’ because it means we have not signed a striker and a winger.

“The most important sector of play is attack and that is one place I wanted beefed up with new signings before the second leg kicks-off. It is very difficult to work here.

“I asked the club to get experienced striker and winger - Wagaluka, Damien Traore, Michel Loua - because we failed in the transfer of Kagabo, a top striker in Rwanda.

“Kagabo was ready to come directly after his international match against Algeria but again we waited for long and his club finally tied him to a bigger offer.”

“It could be easier if clubs in Kenya work as those in England, they give a budget to the coach or manager and he makes the transfers. We should now be focusing on training with all the targets already a done deal.”

Eymael also revealed that Bernard Mango’li, who is contracted to the club until 2014, could leave for 2009 champions Sofapaka.

"Now Mango’li wants to sign for Sofapaka...some top officials don't agree. I have told them it is not good to keep a player who has his mind on another team.”

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