Midfielder Amir Kakomo is close to extending his stay at Sports Club Villa, and he is not hiding his desire to stay at the record league champions.
The former Uganda Martyrs University player is expected to agree on terms to a two-year contract with the Jogoo when all negotiations concerning his new contract extension are done and dusted.
“The deal is not yet settled but negotiations between my agent and the club are ongoing which is a clear signal that I am to extend my stay at the club,” Kakomo disclosed to Football256.
And his experience in his maiden season at Villa Park, Kakomo admitted to the great heaps of knowledge and visible growth he has undergone at the club, something he would wish continues.
But on the other hand, he sounded out the club’s administrative and management structure as one thing that the club should look to improve.
“I have really enjoyed my first season at Villa. I have grown as a player and as a person since I joined this great club.”
“I have enjoyed every moment of it despite the challenges we have faced through the season. And I will take great lessons from what I have learnt,” he said.
“But any club to develop and move forward, a good and firm structure is inevitable. And I think if we can have a more stringent and centralised system especially regarding players querries, then the club will move forward.”
“Not to get me wrong, Villa is a great club but with where the club were before and where they were last season, some improvement in that regard should be done and the club’s fortunes will definetly improve.”
“For me I think we can challenge even better than third where we finished last season with slight changes in management,” Kakomo asserted.
The former Namasuba Juventus player was a vital figure for the Jogoo despite being in his maiden season since signing from Gomba Lions in the Airtel Masaza Cup.
His imminent extension, however, will put pressure off many Villa fans over his departure with speculation linking him to Rwandan based side Sunrise FC.
Sunrise is reportedly exploring the situation around the player but will face stiff competition from Uganda Premier League clubs also keen on the player which include URA, BUL and Express FC.
Kakomo played 21 of the 25 games as Villa finished third in the just concluded 2019/2020 UPL season with 46 points.
Meanwhile, SC Villa confirmed goalkeeper Saidi Keni extended his stay at the club for two-years until 2022 last week, and it’s alleged that versatile player David Owori is also close to agreeing to a new deal.