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Kasirye joins SC Villa on loan

Zesco United striker Davis Kasirye will play his football at SC Villa after moving to the Jogoos on six-month loan deal.

“We are happy to sign a player who has played on the continent and will therefore add a lot experience to the team,” club president Ben Misagga said following the confirmation of the deal.

Villa, who will start the second round of the league with a three point advantage over KCCA, managed only 16 goals from 15 first round games.

Striker Yubu Bogere was Villa’s highest scorer with four goals, with Alex Kitatta and George Senkaaba yet to hit their stride.

That dire perhaps explains why Villa coach Wasswa Bbosa is looking to Kasirye to try and inject life in his attack.

Kasirye, who was capped twice by former Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic, however, remains a relative unknown in Ugandan football.

Having failed to make the grade at URA, the forward moved to Rwanda in 2015.

There, he netted 13 times to help Rayon Sports finish second in the league and played a crucial role in leading the club to win the Peace Cup, the first in 11 years.

He then moved to DR Congo’s Daring Club Motema Pembe for a reported $90,000 transfer fee a year later before transferring to 2017 Zambia Premier League winners, Zesco United seven months ago.

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