Uganda Cranes CHAN squad member completes Israeli move

Uganda Cranes and 2019 CECAFA Kagame Cup champions KCCA FC defender Timothy Awany has completed his transfer to Israel Premier League side Ashdod FC, this is according to reliable Ugandan news portal Kawowo.

Awany- who is part of the Cranes team in Djibouti for the 2020 CHAN qualifiers, reportedly signed with the side before the team departed for their CHAN tie against Somalia and will link up with his new team after seeing off Somalia in the two-legged tie.

The KCCA center-half was part of Coach Sebastien Desabre’s men at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and turned out twice; one of those, the eventual tossing out of the Cranes by eventual finalists Senegal in the round of 16.

Awany (2nd from Left) was part of Coach Moses Basena’s charges that fell to Zanzibar Heroes in the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge semi-final [IMAGE-Fabian Odhiambo]

The 22-year-old as an enviable record with the Ugandan giants KCCA, a team he joined straight from high School at Kibuli SS. He leaves with league titles, the Uganda Cup and also led the team to each of the CAF premier competitions group stages; the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup.

He has turned out 15 times for the national team Uganda Cranes, the bulk of which comes from the 2017 CECAFA Senior challenges cup held in Kenya and won by Kenya. He was part of Coach Moses Basena’s charges that fell to Zanzibar Heroes in the semi-final.

His former club KCCA, is, however, yet to confirm or deny the move.