Former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Plateau United FC of Jos are leading the race to acquire the services of veteran midfielder, Kelly Kester, for the upcoming season, has gathered.

A source close to the Abdul Maikaba tutored side revealed to, that the lanky midfield maestro is set to unite with his former gaffer at Akwa United FC, after talks to have a contract extension with Lobi Stars FC hit the rocks.

“Kelly Kester will most likely play for Plateau United next season.

“He ran out of contract with Lobi Stars and they couldn’t agree on terms for a possible extension.

“The management of Plateau United has opened talks with him, and I can assure you that we’re making progress,” the source revealed.

It would be recalled that the newly unveiled Technical Adviser of Lobi Stars FC, Gbenga Ogunbote has also tutored Kester while working at the helm of affairs in Shooting Stars FC.