Following a sensational year for Vipers attacking midfielder Farouk Miya, he has earned a move to Belgium giants Standard Liege but only on a six months loan deal.

Although media reports including the club’s official website indicates a permanent deal worth $ 400,000 has been agreed, Kawowo Sports can reliably report that the deal is a six months loan deal for which the Belgium side has parted $ 100,000 in exchange.

However, the move will be permanent subject to the players’ performance in the six months and that will take the total amount to $ 400,000. Miya has enjoyed arguably his best year in a youthful career netting 13 goals for the national team including three against Togo in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers as well as lifting the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in December.

In addition, the Cranes CHAN skipper won the 2014/15 Uganda Premier League crown with his club; the club’s first trophy in five years.

The 19 year old who is currently with the national team at the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) finals is expected to link up with his new team after the tournament. The ten times Belgian champions currently lie sixth with 31 points after 22 games on the 16 team log.

It is the first time since the legendary Majid Musisi moved to Rennes in 1992 that a Ugandan is going directly from the local league to a big European club.

At Kawowo Sports, we wish Miya the Best of Luck at his new club.

Miya Fact File 
Copa coca schools winner at St Mary’s Kitende: 2013, 2012, 2011

League debut for Vipers: 2013/14

2013/2014 season: 8 goals

2014/2015 season: 11 goals

16 goals in 30 caps for the Cranes

Scored winner against Seychelles on Cranes debut in 2014 July

Made Cranes competitive debut against Mauritania in July 2014

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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