Kenyan striker John Mark Makwatta has been cleared by Fifa to feature for new club Buildcon of Zambia.
The former Ulinzi Stars striker, who clinched Kenyan Premier League Golden Boot Award last season, is now free to feature for the promoted side in Zambian league after Fifa issued the International Transfer Certificate following concerted efforts by the club to have the player cleared.
“As Buildcon we are delighted to have Makwatta available for selection and we are hopeful that our objective of finishing among the top two in the 2017 Premier League will now be whetted. We are determined to emerge among the top two sides and Makwatta is expected to play a leading role in our quest to achieve 2017 objectives,” the club revealed in a statement obtained by Goal.
On his part, Makwatta welcomed the move by Fifa and promised to help Buildon achieve their targets for the season. “It was difficult to watch my fellow mates playing because of the ITC issue but now that the problem has been resolved, I want to play a huge role in helping this club achieve set targets.”
John Makwatta will now be available for selection when Buildcon takes on Kitwe giants Power Dynamos on Monday.