Having been on a probation test at Standard Liege, Uganda Cranes striker Farouk Miya is set for a 3 year deal at the Belgian club after inspiring the club to glory during his short spell.
The ‘danger man’ despite few appearances most of which he came on as a substitute scored a sizzling goal in their 4-1 thrashing of Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz club that perhaps sparked the club officials to take him on for a long contract.
His half volley kick was the second goal after Markovic Maniatis had put the home side in the lead before, Gabriel Boschilia and a late Ben Tetteh wrapped up victory for Standard Liege.
He was signed on loan in January after featuring for the Uganda Cranes at the CHAN tournament in Rwanda.
“I am happy that for this news.” Cranes coach Mitcho Sredojevic said before adding that “His performance has improved overtime and he truly deserves everything he’s achieving.”
The former Vipers play maker captained the Uganda National U-23 team to the Olympic qualifiers, was also the captain of Uganda Cranes team at CHAN 2016 and won the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia.
He remains a key player for the national side and is highly rated to be among the best players if the cranes qualify for the 2017 AFCON with two matches to go.