Midfielder Rowland Babu Makati, 19, has joined Nairobi City Stars on a long term deal.
Makati comes in from division one side Vapor Sports, a team he linked up with last season from Gatina-based Escalators FC.
Makati, who led Dagoretti Mixed to the coveted Nairobi Region Chapa Dimba title at Jamhuri High School in February 2020, was unveiled at the Club offices on fourth Ngong Avenue on Tuesday.
Speaking soon after putting pen to paper, an excited Makati said;
“It’s been a dream to join Nairobi City Stars. I am excited, very excited to finally have a chance to join the club especially at a time they have been promoted to the Kenyan Premier League.”
Ushering Makati at Simba wa Nairobi was team coordinator Samson Otieno.
“Since being spotted at Chapa Dimba our scouts have been on his trail for months and had it not been for corona virus we could have engaged him much earlier. He is a player full of potential, with the right skill set and mentality,” said Samson
“He comes on board as part of our youth program and is one of five players below 20 years of age that we will be registering for the upcoming season to add the right balance to a team full of experience,”
“We thank Escalators for nurturing him and Vapor Sports for stepping up his football to Division One and for further allowing him to pursue his dream of joining Simba wa Nairobi.”
Babu joins a long list of players that have joined City Stars over the years from Vapor Sports.
Makati’s preferred position is 10 and he will be donning jersey no. 14