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Uganda’s Youngster “two-goal hero” Luboyera set for Canada Deal

Uganda’s youngster midfielder Zake Luboyera’s heroics in Uganda Hippos (U-20) 3-2 aggregate win over Rwanda Junior Wasps have cemented his chances of playing professional football with Otawa Furry FC in Canada.

Uganda’s youngster Zake Luboyera in action against Rwanda.

Though he isn’t playing in any league at the moment, the Edgar’s Academy playmaker stepped up to score two valuable goals in the 2-1 win at Namboole on Saturday that granted Uganda a place at the next level against Egypt.

“Having stayed on the bench in Kigali during the 1-1 draw, I couldn’t believe my luck when I was chosen to start at Namboole. I took the opportunity with open hands to show the nation that I have potential to succeed at the big stage,” said Luboyera who stuck a thunderous equaliser and scored a winning penalty.

His club coach Arthur Kyesimira, who also doubles as Hippos deputy coach told media that they plucked Luboyera from obscurity in 2009 and that they have now nurtured him into a complete player ready for the big stage.

‘Rare breed’

“He is a rare breed of modern day forwards. He can glide on both wings and also play well as a creative number 10. Coach Micho fell in love with him on first sight and has recommended him for national junior teams since,” Kyesimira revealed.

To Hippos head coach Kefa Kisala, Luboyera, even though he is limited to training with Edgar’s Academy, he is a priceless addition to the team; because he can create and score.

“I was bashed for benching the likes of Yasin Mugume, Nicholas Kagaba and Martin Kizza for Luboyera but his wonderful performance silenced doubters,” Kisala said.

Born in Kawempe 18 year ago, Luboyera sat his S’6 exams last year at Kakungule High SS in Bombo and only returned three months ago from Canada after passing his trials.
“I want to go and excel in soccer and academics in Canada and return to feature for Cranes,” he promised.

Caf U-20 qualifiers.
Uganda vs Egypt May

By Robert Muriisa.

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