Uganda is ranked 62nd in the world when it comes to football and this is the greatest position ever and because of this, many Ugandan football players stand a chance of joining some of the big European teams.
Farouk Miya, the captain of the Ugandan cranes team that is participating in the ongoing CHAN tournament is the first beneficiary of this arrangement after he signed a luscious deal with a highly rated Belgium team yesterday.
The striker signed with Belgium’s Standard Liege football club from Vipers sports club for a fee of Four hundred thousand US dollars ($400.000) which is approximately 1.3billion shillings. This by far is the biggest sum of money paid for a Ugandan footballer.
According to SC Vipers website, Miya will move to Belgium after the 2016 CHAN tournament.
“We would like to thank Miya for his contribution and the role he played in helping Vipers lift the 2014/15 Azam Uganda Premier League trophy where he scored 11 goals with 7 assists.” The club officials said.
The footballer made 49 appearances scoring 20 goals for Vipers Sports Club since graduating from St Mary’s Kitende Academy during the 2013/14 midseason transfer period.
He was awarded the Uganda Footballer of the year accolade last year after a stunning contribution to the club in the Azam Uganda Premier League successful campaign.