Uganda Cranes forward returns to Egyptian side

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Uganda Cranes forward Emmanuel Arnold Okwi has officially returned to his Egyptian side Al Ittihad Alexandria FC.

Okwi has been absent from his club since February when the Egyptian Premier League was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak.

Okwi’s return was confirmed by the Alexandria based outfit on Thursday.

Initially, the former Simba SC and SC Villa striker wasn’t able to return to the North African country when the league returned in August due to the travel restrictions in Uganda.

Prior to the prolonged leave, Okwi had managed to score two goals and register one assist in the 14 league games he featured in.

His arrival happens when Al Ittihad Alexandria are eighth on the Egyptian league table with 39 points accumulated from 30 games played with only four games to the end of the season.

Al Ittihad Alexandria will take on Ismaily Sports Club in their subsequent league game on Monday 12th October.

They will host Arab Contractors in the quarter finals of the Egyptian Cup on 22nd October 2020.

Okwi joins El Gounah’s Allan Kyambadde, Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha SC) and Khalid Aucho of Misr El Makkasa as the other active Ugandan players currently in Egypt.

Pyramids FC’s winger Abdul Lumala is currently nursing a knee injury while Tadeo Lwanga and Patrick Henry Kaddu have since then left Tanta FC and Ismaily SC respectively.

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