FOOTBALL TRANSFERS: Uganda Cranes Midfielder Saidi Kyeyune has sealed a move to Sudanese outfit El Merrikh SC after an impressive display at the CHAN 2020 Finals in Douala, Cameroon.
Kyeyune who has been playing at URA FC in the Uganda Premier League put pen to paper on a one-year deal, the club confirmed on Sunday.
“Ugandan International & URA Kampala’s Attacking Midfielder Saidi Kyeyune is officially red,” a statement from El Merrikh stated.
Reports indicate URA FC have earned money in the region of $40,000 from the deal.
The deal comes after Kyeyune’s impressive performance at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco where he scored stunning two goals including arguably the goal of the tournament against Togo although Cranes unfortunately bowed out of at group stage with only three goals scored.
Kyeyune who started his career at Maroons FC moved to URA FC in 2011 and has been the longest-serving player at the time of his departure.
Last season saw him return to his very best scoring 8 goals and as many assists in the league.
He becomes the latest Ugandan to play in Sudan following Salim Jamal Magoola (currently at Al Hilal). Mike Mutyaba and Hamis ‘Diego’ Kizza also had stints at Al Merrikh and El Hilal Obeid respectively.