Cranes midfielder Kizito Luwagga joins Shakhter Karagandy


William Kizito Luwagga will become the second Ugandan player to ply trade in the Kazakhstan Premier League after joining two time champions Shakhter Karagandy on loan from CMS Politehnica Iasi of Romania.

Luwagga’s move to Shakhter Karagandy FC was confirmed by the club on Wednesday 13th March via their official media platforms.

“The 25 year-old winger of Romania’s Politehnica Iasi Luwagga Kizito will be performing for Shakhter Karagandy until the end of the season.”

” The two clubs officially reached an agreement on the loan terms of the forward.”

Read the club statement.

This becomes the second loan stint for the former Bunamwaya (now Vipers) player from Iasi after spending the closing stages of last year at Belarusian champions BATE Borisov.

Luwagga has also previously played for Leixoes, Sporting Covilha, CD Feirense and Rio Ave all in Portugal.

His new club, located in the City of Karaganda, won the Premier League twice in 2011 and 2012 before winning the Kazakhstan Cup in 2013.

Former Cranes captain Andy Mwesigwa was the first ever Ugandan player to embrace the Kazakhstan football at FC Ordabasy between 2011 – 2014.

Luwagga is expected to return to Romania after the end of the 2019 Kazakhstan topflight league which runs from February to November.

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