Ivan Bogere

Uganda U-20 (Hippos) striker Ivan Bogere will undertake a trial spell at Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal Club de Fútbol.

The 18-year-old center forward who was of late attached to Proline Football Club has already secured the travel visa having landed an invite processed by the club.

Bogere scored five goals in the 2020 CAF Confederation Cup with Proline Football Club during the four matches he featured in before seeking for greener pastures in Dubai.

He was been part of the Proline team that was promoted to the Uganda Premier League from the FUFA Big League in 2019, winning the golden boot with 15 goals.

Ivan Bogere with the match ball after bagging a hattrick against Masters Secuirty

During the successful epoch, he also won the 2018-19 Uganda Cup, scoring two goals.

In 2019, he featured for the Uganda U-20 national team, hitherto the Hippos during the CECAFA U-20 Championship, scoring three goals to his name.

Ivan Bogere beats several Tanzanian defenders

The development to travel for trials in Spain come at a time a couple of Uganda Premier League clubs had also expected interest to sign the striker.

Express, Sports Club Villa, Vipers, Kyetume and KCCA are reportedly interested in his services.

Kawowo Sports has established that the young center forward will travel to Villarreal a city in the province of Castellón within the Valencian Community as soon as the travel restrictions are lifted.

Founded in 1923, Villarreal plays in the La Liga, hosting their home games at Estadio de la Cerámica, with a capacity of 24,890.

Ivan Bogere celebrates a goal for the Uganda U-20 against Eritrea during the 2019 CECAFA U-20 Championship in Gulu

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

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