Police FC have agreed on a deal to sign veteran Ugandan striker Henry Kisekka on a free transfer, Football256 has learnt.
Police opened talks with the former URA FC and Gokulam FC forward last week after learning of his availability.
The two were involved in a couple of botched negotiation meetings, but neither side were reluctant to call off the deal as they met for fresh talks on Monday afternoon.
Sources at Police FC have confirmed that the negotiations went well as Kisekka is expected to sign a one-year contract with an option for extension for a further year.
Kisekka became a free agent after leaving his former side Gokulam FC in the Indian Premier League at the end of last season.
He was tipped to make a move to an unnamed club in Greece, but the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent clamps on international put all possibilities of a deal on hold.
The striker who has also played in Vietnam will bring a wealth of experience to Abdallah Mubiru’s young squad and it could also mark the end for former KCCA striker Herman Wasswa who drops further in the pecking order.
The Cops’ chase for the striker comes with the club desperately in the hunt to add quality to the team especially in attack where the goalscoring impetus has relied heavily on the shoulders of young striker Derrick Kakooza.
The lack of options have also meant that Ben Ocen has been played out of position often, but he has nevertheless flourished scoring six times in five games.
Kisekka started his career at SC Villa in 2006, going on to join URA FC in 2008 where he flourished before earning a move to the Vietnam league Hoa Phat Ha Noi in 2011.
He wen on to play for Dong Nai, Quang Nam, Long An, Báo Quảng Nam and XSKT Can Tho F.C during his six year stay in Vietnam.
From Vietnam, he moved to India, featuring for I-League side Mohun Bagan AC and Gokulam FC via a short spell at URA in 2018.