Two Ugandans depart for trials in the Zambia Premier League

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The two players Ramola Minaya (left) with Manco Kaweesa at the departures of Entebbe International Airport

Like as planned and anticipated, two of the three Ugandan footballers left for Zambia on Sunday evening for trials.

Hardworking midfielders Manco Kaweesa and Ramola Minaya left for the Zambian capital, Lusaka via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The duo was seen off by their representative Simon Musoke as they look set to start the trials with a yet to identified Kitwe based club.

Musoke combined forces with another agent Dan Mugwanya Nganda to ensure the players make the trip.

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Players’ intermediary Simon Musoke (left) with his two clients at Entebbe International Airport shortly before departure to Lusaka

The would be third party, Isaac Mutanga declined to travel at the 11th hour even although his air ticket and other traveling documents had been processed.

Mutanga, who has been at DRC club Bukavu demanded a down payment for home upkeep.

Kaweesa has previously played for the Uganda Cranes and featured at top flight clubs in Uganda and Ethiopia.

He was at Uganda Revenue Authority, Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU), Electricity (in Ethiopia) and recently Lweza.

Minaya, popularly known as Osama in the Uganda football parameters has been playing at Soana Football Club in the Uganda Premier League. He has previously played at Uganda Revenue Authority and BUL Football Clubs.

According to their representative Mugwanya, all the two players are fit and ready to display their full potential.

The two players traveled safely and will start training on Tuesday.

We expect to close on the deal in the coming three days.

These two players, who have also played for the Uganda Cranes are free agents.

Just in case the players impress on the trials and get signed, they will swell the list of Ugandans on official duty in Zambia to 7.

Already, Joseph Ochaya and Herman Nteza Wasswa are at Lusaka Dynamos, striker Davis Kasirye and diminutive though immensely skilled forward Jimmy Bageya feature for NAPSA Stars Football Club.