Striker John Mark Makwatta is already enjoying his stay at AFC Leopards, just two months after sealing a return to the den.
Makwatta joined Ingwe on a six-month loan from Police FC in the January transfer window and was on target from the spot against his parent club as they settled for a 1-1 draw at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.
Makwatta who made his second AFC Leopards debut from the bench thanks to head coach Patrick Aussems tactical switch, says he is feels at home despite his deal at Ingwe lasting until the end of the current campaign.
“I feel very nice here because it is not my first time with this team and it’s like I have returned home. The most important thing is that all my teammates are happy and scoring will be part of the game,” said Makwatta.
Contrary to Police FC’s Elvis Rupia who scored against his former club but muted the celebrations, Makwatta was wailed after begging the equalizer in the second half but maintains he has respect for the law enforcers despite being overwhelmed by emotions.
“I feel good as a player and I can’t say I have any grudge with Police FC because it is my team, everybody there is my friend, team manager and chairman are all my friends and so it is a very wonderful team,” he added.
Makwatta left AFC Leopards in January 2020 after a six month stint despite being on course for the Golden Boot.
The attacker signed for Zambia’s Zesco United until October 2020 when he signed for Police FC who are making their debut in the top flight.
Police FC’s busy midseason transfer window however hit him hard especially after the law enforcers signed Harambee Stars forward Elvis Rupia, Makwatta falling further down the pecking order and opted for a loan move back to the den.