KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda Cranes striker Brian Umony has signed a
one year contract with Indian Premier I League side, Gokulam
Kerala Football Club.
Umony’s agent Ronald
Niwagira told Xinhua on Tuesday that the striker who had been
out recovering from an operation for over a year signed the
“It is good for
Umony to be back playing at professional level because he is
tested and proven striker,” added Niwagira.
Umony has been
without a club since he left Ethiopian Premier League champions
St. George when he broke his right leg while featuring for them
in a match against Abramach FC in 2016. Umony has been training
with Uganda Premier League champions KCCA FC since last year.
Mujib Kasule, a
coach with Premeir League side Proline FC said that it was good
for Umony to get back to competitive football because he is one
of the strikers who could solve Uganda Cranes scoring problems
at the moment.
“The national team
struggles a lot to score these and having Umony back is good
news,” said Kasule.
Besides Naguru Avis
FC and KCCA FC in Uganda, Umony has also played for Portland
Timbers in USA and South Africa’s Super Sport United.
Umony joins other
Ugandan players featuring for different team in India like Ivan
Bukenya (East Bengal FC), Musa Mudde (Gokulam Kerala FC), Henry
Kisekka (Mohun Bagan Athletic Club), Aucho Khalid (East Bengal
FC) and Kezironi Kizito (Kerala Blasters).
Uganda has other
footballers plying their trade in Sweden, USA, Vietnam, Austria,
Britain, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Africa.