Sofapaka’s Goal Machine Shifts Base to Zambia Ahead of New Season

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Umaru Kasumba Receiving his April Player of the Month Award//Photo Courtesy of

Uganda and Sofapaka Striker Umaru Kasumba is set to finally ditch Batoto Ba Mungu for Zambian Giants Zesco United.

Kasumba is set to join the Ndola based side after seeing off his contract with the Elly Kalekwa owned side run down.

Kasumba has now struck a deal with George Lwandamina’s side and he is set to ink a 2-year deal. He will replace Lazarus Kambole who moved to Kaizer Chiefs.

Sofapaka is currently facing financial woes that have seen a number of top players led by former captain Stephen Waruru depart in search for Greener Pastures.

The Club’s president recently admitted that they are unable to hold on to some of their most important players due to their bad financial books.

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Sofapaka Striker Umaru Kasumba Celebrate After Scoring a Goal in a Past KPL Match//Photo Courtesy of

Kalekwa has also confirmed that Kasumba and others have left the club and wished them the best in the near future.

“Yes, they have left the club after their contracts with us ended. We could not renew the contract for the players as we were not in a position to so financially. We are struggling and when he cannot meet contractual obligations of players the only thing you can is to let them find greener pastures,” Said Kalekwa as quoted by Opera News.

“All in all, I wish them the best in their career endeavors at the teams they will join. They were dedicated servants of the club and I believe that they will do well wherever they go. We have embarked on a recruitment exercise, I want to promise our fans that we will have a strong team next season,” he added.

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Kasumba joined Sofapaka FC in mid-2017 from Ugandan side, SC Villa and in the two-and-a-half seasons that he turned out for the John Baraza coached side, the Ugandan scored 38 league goals making him one of the most lethal attackers in the league.

In April this year, he was named the named SJAK Player of the Month.

Kasumba beat AFC Leopards’ Whyvonne Isuza, Ulinzi Stars’ Enosh Ochieng and Allan Wanga of Kakamega Homeboyz to the prize.

He received 23 points while Isuza came a close second with 21. Wanga was third with 16 while Enosh Ochieng picked up 10 votes.

His win saw him bag the award twice last season, a record also enjoyed by Sony Sugar’s captain Enock Agwanda.