Uganda Cranes striker Yunus Sentamu completes switch from Finland to Albania

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Yunus Sentamu at the 2017 AFCON championship in Gabon with Uganda Cranes

Uganda Cranes striker Yunus Junior ‘Manucho’ Sentamu has completed his transfer from Finnish side FC Ilves to Albanian first division outfit, KF Tirana.

According to his Ugandan based representative Ronnie Santos, the forward who broke to prominence after the CHAN 2014 tournament in South Africa, signed a 2-year deal.

Sentamu has been out of action since his return from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon.

The Kasese born center forward made his mark while at St Julian Secondary School during the national schools football championship. He was ‘snatched’ by St Marys’ Kitende, winning the national schools’ title and East African honours before he graduated to play for Vipers Sports Club in the Uganda Premier League.

He has previously played at Bulemeezi Ssaza, Vipers Sports Club, AS Vita in Congo, Tunisian side CS Sfaxien and recently FC Ilves in Finland which he left by mutual consent in January this year.

Yunus Junior Sentamu during the F.C Ilves days. At F.C Ilves, he is remembered for the wonder goal against Spanish side, Valencia during their 4-1 loss in a match to celebrate 85 years for the club.

At AS Vita, he was a finalist in CAF Champions League before transferring to Tunisia.

Sentamu eyes continued hours in training as he fights for fitness and the crucial playing time albeit the long duration of inactivity.

He has scored four goals in 13 appearances for the national team.

To join KF Tirana, a club where another Ugandan striker Francis Olaki played, Sentamu reportedly turned down offers from former club Vipers, Clubs in Kenya, Finland, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Ajax Cape Town in South Africa.

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