Shafik Bakaki celebrates SC Villa's equalizer against rivals Express at Wankulukuku Stadium (Photo: John Batanudde)

Ugandan defender Shafik Bakaki signed a two-year deal with Zambian Super League giants Nkana Football Club.

Bakaki completed the move to the 12-time Zambia Premier League champions from Uganda Premier League record-holders Sports Club Villa.

He has formerly played at Express and Vipers Sports Clubs, also in Uganda.

Shafik Bakaki tackles striker Faisal Muwawu

Capped five times for Uganda Cranes, Bakaki becomes the third Ugandan player ever to play for Nkana after striker Tony Odur and midfielder Peter Katumba.

In Zambia, he joins other Ugandans as Geofrey Sserunkuma (Napsa Stars), Fahad Bayo (Buildcon), goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya (Forest Rangers) and striker Umaru Kasumba (Zesco United), among others.

Before signing in Zambia, Bakaki had been linked to moves in Malaysia, Rwanda and clubs in his native country.

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

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