BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Godfrey Walusimbi from Gor Mahia

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The well-travelled defender has secured his dream move to Chiefs following a successful season with Gor Mahia

Kaizer Chiefs have completed the signing of Godfrey Walusimbi from Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia.

The Uganda international has penned a three-year deal which will end on 30 June 2021 according to Amakhosi’s official website.

Walusimbi, who is a 29-year-old left-back, is pleased to have joined the Soweto giants from K’Ogalo during the current PSL transfer window. 

“I’ve always known that Kaizer Chiefs is a great football club. Chiefs play for honours and that’s a positive mindset that every player dreams of,” Walusimbi told the website.

The former Vipers SC player was one of the key players as Gor Mahia clinched the 2017 KPL title and also helped the club reach the 2018 Caf Confederation Cup group stage. 

“Just like every footballer, I always want to move one step further in my career and I think my move to Chiefs is one such step,” he continued. 

Walusimbi, who has played for several clubs including Sports Club Villa in Uganda and CS Don Bosco of DR Congo, underwent successful trials at Amakhosi. 

“I have already adapted at Chiefs. It is easier to adapt in a professional environment. I look forward to working hard and contribute to the team,” he said.

Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr recently indicated that Amakhosi would have to pay around R4,4 million for the experienced full-back's services.

Chiefs’ football manager Bobby Motaung welcomed Walusimbi to the Naturena-based giants following successful negotiations with Gor Mahia management.

“It has been an engaging process to finalise this move,. At the end we are happy the process has been completed, and the player is available to play. We wish him all of the best with us,” he said.

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Walusimbi will don jersey number 29 at Amakhosi and he is expected to compete with fellow full-backs Philani Zulu and Siphokazi Ntiya-Ntiya.

The SC Villa player follows on the footsteps of Ugandan left-back David Obua, who joined Amakhosi from Express FC in 2005.

Obua established himself as a key player for the Soweto giants during his three-year spell with the four-time PSL title winners.

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