[/media-credit] William Luwagga Kizito during action for the Uganda Cranes at Mandela National stadium, Namboole Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Uganda Cranes midfielder William Luwagga Kizito has transferred from Portuguese club, Rio Ave to Romanian outfit  Clubul Sportiv Municipal (CSM) Politehnica Iași on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

This will be Luwagga’s 5th club since turning professional in 2012 when he left Uganda.

For the past 5 years, Luwagga has been based in Portugal.

The intelligent winger first played at Leixões, Covilhã, Rio Ave and Firense in 2016 on loan before returning to Rio Ave.

CSM Politehnica Iași often preferred to as Politehnica Iași hosts their home matches at the Stadionul Emil Alexandrescu in Lasi City.

It is one of the youngest clubs in Romania having been founded in 2010.

Luwagga started his amateur career at Express before he signed his first employment contract at Bunamwaya (now Vipers).

On the national team, the temperamental albeit gifted midfielder has been capped 22 times, scoring just once against Botswana in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers at the Francistown Sports Complex.

After his dismal showing at the AFCON 2017 finals in Gabon.

In the aftermath of Uganda Cranes’ final group D match against Mali where he was substituted for team captain Geofrey Massa, Luwagga swore never to play for the national team again under Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic citing disrespect from the Serbian tactician.

Upon return, the coach clarified to the media that Luwagga is the very person who disrespected his country losing the ball possession more than 20 times under half an hour.

Last season, they finished 7th in the Romania Premier League.

Luwagga is only the second Ugandan to play in Romania after former Uganda Cranes striker Eugene Sepuya who was playing at FC Petrolul Ploiești in 2011.

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

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