Daniel Isiagi Opolot Credit: SK 13 Media
[/media-credit] Daniel Isiagi Opolot dribbles the ball during the KCCA game Credit: SK 13 Media

The tag Isiagi needs no second introduction as far as Uganda’s football is concerned.

Patrick Isiagi Opolot Senior is now director of footballing school Amus College and Member of Parliament for Kachumbara Township.

He was head of the FUFA Normalization Committee during the turbulent times of the federation back in the days.

Isiagi senior has two off springs – Daniel and Andrew who have taken the footballing the path of their father with passion and diligence.

Whereas Andrew captained the Uganda U-17 team throughout the 2015 CAF U-17 qualifiers, Daniel won the league with KCCA before switching allegiance to Proline this season.

Already among the top performers with the side this term, he has attracted the poaching eye of scouts in the region and elsewhere.

Daniel Isiagi Opolot dribbles against Kirinya-Jinja S.S at Lugogo in Kampala Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

With enviable offers from Egypt, Sudan, South Africa and the mid-east, the lanky center forward could be spoilt for choice.

“We have been monitoring him for a long time. He has an excellent first touch on the ball with great positional discipline as a center forward. We are ready to table a good deal and topple those who are interested in his services,” a Qatar based football agent disclosed to Kawowo Sports on Thursday.

The U.S university graduate who also had successful training stints in Genoa, Italy is ripe for a semi-professional stint.

“I keep working hard every day and who knows like any other footballer, I will be ready to talk with any club for the best offer presented,” Daniel Isiagi noted.

This season alone, Isiagi has netted 6 goals in 12 outings, an average of a goal every two matches.

Just in case all goes according to plan, Isiagi will become the second Proline player to venture for greener pastures this season after Edrisa Lubega – now in the Austria second tier league.

Lubega turns out for Floridsdorfer Athletiksport Football Club where he was loaned for six months.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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