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Uganda Cranes goalkeeper to leave Horoya AC after two years

Odongkara made his debut in 3-2 win over Satellite FC on 26th December in 2019/20 season

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Ugandan goalkeeper Robert Odongkara will leave Guinea champions Horoya Athletic Club after two years.

Odongkara joined the Guinea Conakry side in August 2019 from Ethiopia’s Adama City on a two year contract.

The lanky shot stopper will have his contract expire at the end of this month and did not opt for an extension in pursuit of greener pastures elsewhere.

Since his move to Horoya, Odongkara had playing time hard to come his way. He was signed to fill the void left by Senegalese Khadim N’Diaye who broke both legs during the 2019 CAF Champions League quarter final against Wydad Casablanca.

Odongkara subsequently became the club’s second choice goalkeeper and failed to dislodge Moussa Camara who is currently the first choice.

Besides the highly rated Camara, Horoya’s goalkeeping department also had Khadim N’Diaye who has since then returned from injury.

Odongkara extreme left, N’Diaye (extreme right) walk out of the tunnel alongside their goalkeepers coach (Photo: HAC)

Odongkara has featured in four competitive games for the Conakry giants in his two year spell. He made his debut in 3-2 win over Satellite FC in the 2019/20 season before the league was prematurely ended due to Covid-19 in the country.

During this recently concluded season, Odongkara featured in two games, one against Satellite FC (5-0) and the 2-2 draw with Kaizer Chiefs in the CAF Champions League group decider.

Horoya have already announced the departure of Congolese forward Heritier Makambo, center back Godfred Asante, goalkeeper Abdoulaye Kante and Nigerian lanky forward Simeon Bolaji Sakin.

Odongkara and Horoya teammates line up against Kaizer Chiefs (Photo: HAC)

The club recently won their record extending 19th league title and reached the semi finals of the CAF Confederation Cup last year.

Odongkara’s next destination is not yet known but the former SC Villa, URA and St. George goalkeeper is linked to a move to South Africa and a return to the CECAFA Region.

He has won 30 caps in the Uganda Cranes with his most recent coming two years ago against Egypt during the 2019 AFCON tournament.

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