KPL Transfers: AFC Leopards on the verge of signing ex-Kaizer Chiefs striker Michelle Katsvairo

The 28-year-old Katsvairo was a highly rated attacker before moving to South Africa to join Amakhosi where he failed to click

AFC Leopards are on the verge of sealing a two-year deal with Zimbabwean striker Michelle Katsvairo, Goal has learnt.

The experienced marksman landed in the country on Tuesday night to complete the move that will see him replace Nigerian Alex Orotamal, who joined Ethiopia's St. Georges.

A source privy to the transfer has revealed to Goal that the former Kaizer Chiefs striker, will be unveiled before end of the week as Ingwe aims at increasing the quality in the team ahead of the new season that kicks-off on December 8.

“Yes, he is here, he came yesterday (Tuesday) and today (Wednesday) he has held talks with the club officials. Things are looking good and we expect him to complete his transfer by the end of the day, it will be two years.

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"The new coach recommended him and since we had space on that department, we decided to go for him. We might lose a striker soon and signing one at this point is a sensible thing to do, since we want to be competitive next season,” the source told

Katsvairo was forced to end his stay with Amakhosi early this year and returned to Zimbabwe, where he signed a professional contract with CAPS United. The speedy attacker's career took a nosedive soon after being deemed surplus to requirements by Amakhosi. He was then loaned out to Tanzanian club Singida United for the duration of the 2017/18 season.

However, Katsvairo, despite having a solid start to his campaign at Singida Utd, returned to Naturena in December 2017 after citing issues relating to salaries. His move to Tanzania came after struggling for game time in the second half of the 2016/17 PSL season.