Sport
Scouts keeping tabs on CHAN stars
Publish Date: Jan 15, 2014
Scouts keeping tabs on CHAN stars
Sentamu grabbed the man of the match gong after helping himself to a brace against Burkina Faso.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Fred Kaweesi

Africa Nations Championship

Uganda v Zimbabwe (Thursday, 6pm)

A reasonable number of Cranes players could fulfil their career dream moves to professional football this month.

All they have to do is continue impressing at the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa and it will not be long before scouts come knocking on their doors.

Yesterday, South African based football agent Ralph Nkomo, who has watched various games at the tournament designed exclusively for home-based players, revealed to South Africa publication KickOff that a sizeable number of representatives from local and international clubs are monitoring the matches with a view of discovering untapped talent.

“You must appreciate that there are several countries taking part in these games and this is what has attracted a number of scouts from inside and outside the country,” Nkomo said.

“There are scouts from France and Belgium together with representatives from some South African clubs,” Nkomo added.

“The transfer window will close at the end of this month. The tournament will be played until February 1 so there are many matches and many players to look at.”

Virtually every Cranes player performed to expectation against Burkina Faso on Sunday although Yunus Sentamu’s value skyrocketed after striking twice to earn Uganda a historic 2-1 win over the West Africans.

Last week, World governing body FIFA revealed that that unlike the CHAN tournaments in 2009 and 2011, the event in South Africa will receive full ‘A’ game status. 

This means that all Cranes players will officially earn caps for every game played.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Kickboxing suspends Gombya
The organizing secretary of Uganda Kickboxing Federation (UKF) Eddie Gombya has been suspended at the Extra Ordinary General Assembly that sat at Namboole....
Three for Windhoek Lager golf tournament
Entebbe Golf Club''s Peter Ssendawula, Robins Mwehaire and Paul Nsereko will enjoy a fully-paid trip to Namibia after topping the Windhoek Lager Africa Green Jacket Golf Championship qualifiers at Kitante over the weekend....
National Volleyball league starts
The NSSF National Volleyball league commenced on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the MTN Arena Lugogo with Laureus Volleyball Club targeting a promotion to the premier League next season....
Wakiso Hills register first win in women
Wakiso Hills registered their first win in the FUFA Women Elite League with a 2-0 defeat of Ajax at Wakiso headquarters on Sunday. Hills had lost five games and drawn one before the win....
Beach Soccer: Nkumba, MUBS through to semi-finals
Nkumba Select BSC, MUBS, Stormers and Real Galacticals BSC are through to the semi-finals of the Pepsi National Beach soccer league after winning their quarterfinals at Lido Beach on Sunday....
This is a new era at KCCA FC, Kabugo
KCCA FC chairman Julius Kabugo has unveiled an ambitious plan that he thinks will turn the fortunes of the club in the next five years....
Should graduated tax be revived?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter