Mahadi Kayondo (number 77) was one of the new players unveiled at Asociația Club Sportiv (ACS) Poli Timișoara Credit: Tion
[/media-credit] Mahadi Kayondo (number 77) was one of the new players unveiled at Asociația Club Sportiv (ACS) Poli Timișoara Credit: Tion

Ugandan striker Mahadi Kayondo has joined Romania top league side Asociația Club Sportiv (ACS) Poli Timișoara on a two year contract.

Kayondo, 20, becomes the second Ugandan to move to Romania after William Kizito Luwagga joined Clubul Sportiv Municipal (CSM) Politehnica Lași on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Kayondo was among the five players unveiled by ACS Poli Timisoara. The others were Albanian Akaki Khubutia, Adrian Enescu, Zaluschi and Alex Popovici.

According to the club president, Radu Birlica, the recruitment will help boost the team.

The newcomers are optimistic and hope to win as much as possible to the new band where they are evolving.

As quoted by the club website, Kayondo who has previously played at FUFA Big League side Ndejje University F.C noted;

I am very happy to have arrived at Poli Timisoara, I want to thank the president and the coach for their wish.

I hope we have a better path and achieve our goal.

Personally, I want to help the team as much as possible

About the first match in the championship, head coach Popa Lonuţ believes it will be a tricky match.

“I will not talk about the opponent. I am talking about what I can do as a team. I understand they have brought foreign players. It’s a good coach team with a few well-known players. I do not know what it’s like to play at zero to zero, I know you either lose or win. We will always go to win. The players’ obligation is to think of victory,” Popa said.

From an administrative and financial point of view, the club remains stable, according to the club president Birlica.

After former Uganda Cranes striker Eugene Sepuya, who was playing at FC Petrolul Ploiești in 2011, Kayondo and Luwagga are the other two Ugandans to play in the Romania top flight league.

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

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