Daniel Isiagi scored the winner for Proline Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Daniel Isiagi Opolot Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Proline Football Club forward Daniel Isiagi Opolot is on trials with French League One club, F.C Nantes.

The lanky midfielder traveled to France in the company of the father, Patrick Isiagi, who has since returned home.

”He (Daniel) arrived well and acclimatized almost immediately. The training sessions have been progressing well. Let us keep our fingers crossed” Isiagi senior affirmed to Kawowo Sports.

The 21 year old midfielder has so far been training with the top flight club and played in  training games with the reserve team, scoring once – the winner last week.

Before he left for France, Isiagi had been summoned with the Uganda Cranes team as they prepared for the last Group E 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Congo in Brazzaville city.

He left after training with the national team for three days.

Isiagi is expected to return home next week to resume domestic club duties with his parent club, Proline, where he has impressed thus far in the opening games of the season.

A well taken brace in the match against Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) team remain a key highlight for the soft spoken and well-disciplined player thus far.

This very year, Isiagi also trained with two top clubs in Sweden and Slovakia where he impressed the respective technical personnel (only locked out because of the closed transfer windows).

There is therefore a big possibility that he will move in the January 2018 secondary players’ transfer window.

His agent Jens Leidewall, believes the client has a perfect future ahead;

We now have many great options for Daniel. He was very successful in earlier trials (Sweden and Slovakia) but was not able to move because of the close windows. Clubs are haggling for him. Add to the trials now at Nantes, we are very optimistic regarding his football in 2018

He has previously played at Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU) and 12 time Uganda Premier League winners, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

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

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