The Ugandan is among the new faces at K’Ogalo as the club prepares for the new season. Kerr says it was painful to lose Godfrey Walusimbi last season, but the arrival of Shafik has brought optimism to the team.
“I liked the way Shafik played against Everton; confident on the ball, knew when to pass, hold and press. He was also good defensively and that was the best part of it, he is a good signing. Yes, we lost a good player in Walusimbi, it was a blow but I believe Shafik will fill his position well.
“He will definitely help George Odhiambo in attack, that is the good thing about it, but again I have to take a keen look,” Kerr told Goal.com.
Apart from Batambuze, Gor Mahia have already also signed Kenneth Muguna, and Nicholas Kipkirui from Zoo Kericho. K’Ogalo have also managed to renew the contract of keeper Boniface Oluoch as they get ready for Caf Champions League where they have been drawn against Nyasa Big Bullets of Malawi.
Gor Mahia will host the Malawian league leaders on 27/28 November before the return leg a week later at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.