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Former Express defender signs for Tanzania’s Coastal Union FC

Goalkeeper Nicholas Sebwato and left back Yayo Lutimba are some of the Ugandan players who have played for Coastal Union in the recent past.

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

Ugandan central defender Joseph Zziwa has joined Tanzania Premier League side Coastal Union on a two year contract.

Zziwa has been playing for Biashara United Mara, a side that finished fourth on the Tanzanian League table last season.

He is a former Express defender who featured for the Red Eagles during the 2019-20 season under the tutelage of George Ssimwogerere.

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Zziwa is also product of Sparta and Makindye Junior Academy and previously featured for Buganda Regional League side Kiwanga United FC.

Zziwa is among the 14 new signings made by Coastal Union in preparation for the upcoming new season.

Others are Yusuph Jamal, Jacob Benedicto, Sossytoure Idah, Gustapha Lunkombi, Hassan Sembi, Amani Kyata, Mohamed Hussein, Edwin Charles, James Ambrose, Viktor Akpan, Musa Mbisa and Cameroonian midfielder Amza Ngamchiya.

The club is under a restructuring process after releasing 12 players and appointing Egyptian-American coach Melis Medo as the new head coach.

Last season, Coastal Union finished 13th on the league table with 40 points and had to beat second tier side Pamba FC in a relegation play off to remain in the league.

The Tanga based club won the 1988 Tanzania Mainland league championship and host their league games at the Mkwakwani Stadium in Tanga.

Goalkeeper Nicholas Sebwato and left back Yayo Lutimba are some of the Ugandan players who have played for Coastal Union in the recent past.

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