KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda Cranes midfielder Farouk Miya has moved on
loan to Azerbaijan Premier League side Sebail Football Club.
Standard Liege confirmed that they have agreed that the Ugandan
international will move to Sebail FC on loan. “Standard Liege,
Sabail FK and Farouk MIYA have reached an agreement. Our young
Ugandan offensive midfielder is on loan to the Azerbaijan club
until the end of this season without purchase,” said the Belgian
side in their statement.
The Cranes star
joined Standard Liege in 2016 but was loaned out to Royal
Mouscron last season before returning to Standard Liege. Miya
scored the crucial goal in the 1-0 win over Comoros for the
Cranes to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)
after 39 years of waiting.
Miya’s move to
Azerbaijan comes after he has been struggling to get playing
time at Standard Liege, where he made only one appearance this
His new team Sebail
FC currently sit sixth in the Premier League. Miya previously
played for Vipers Sports Club in the Uganda Premier League and
the Kampala Junior Team (KJT).
Mujib Kasule, a
senior coach and instructor in Uganda told Xinhua on Friday that
Miya’s move is good because he will then be actively playing. “I
think Miya will get more playing time and this is good for his
career growth,” added Kasule.
Uganda also has
professionals playing in Austria, Egypt, South Africa, Vietnam,
USA, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania and Romania.