Mawejje set to join Sentamu at KF Tirana


Tonny Mawejje

Uganda Cranes midfielder Tony Mawejje has agreed a two-year deal with Albania side KF Tirana.

The box to box midfielder is yet to put pen paper but him and his representatives confirmed to have held talks with club CEO Hector Como in Nairobi, Kenya

Como also confirmed talks with the Mawejje who was one of the best performers for the Uganda Cranes at the Afcon finals in Gabon early this year.

“We had talks with the player and his representative and explained to him why signing for us is a good move,” said Como. “There are a few issues to sort out but as soon as we are done, he will fly to Albania to link up with the rest of the team as we prepare for the next season,” he added.

Mawejje who has played in Norway, South Africa and Iceland among others has been a subject of interest from clubs in various countries Sweden, Malta, Turkey and Norway among others explained why he thinks a move to the 25 time Albania champions is best for his career.

“There have been many offers coming my way but after talking to Hector, I opted to join FK Tirana so that I can be part of the big project,” he said.

“It’s not about the money but the future of the club looks bright. It’s a big club with a lot of history and have always aimed at better performance in Europe as well.”

The Albania Cup winners last season have however had their hopes of playing in the Europa Group Stages quashed after losing to Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The club, home to Uganda Cranes striker Yunus Sentamu is coached by former Gor Mahia coach, Ze Maria, a former Brazilian international.