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Daniel Isiagi : How well do you know the new KCCA FC recruit’s football career?


Daniel Isiagi 26, a former Uganda Cub and has played for various Clubs in Uganda the first recognizable one in club football being Sports Club Victoria University for a one season period from 2013 to 2014 where he made 21 appearances scoring five goals.

As a youngster in the following season, he joined a Kampala City Council side with various experienced players where he spent two seasons appearing 31 times and netting just three more that what he had managed in the 2013/14 campaign with SC Victoria University.

In 2016, Isiagi moved to Mujib Kasule’s Proline FC where he spent his best season as a Uganda Premier League player, scoring 10 goals in 17 appearances and making 33 appearances all together and only to shoot up his season best of 20 goals something that is rare.

After his best personal season he decided that it was time for him to go professional hence deciding to leave his homeland to join Al Nasr a second division Egyptian football club based in Cairo in 2018 where he put the ball in the night five times in 15 games.

In 2019, after a fair stinct in Egypt he decided to come back home feature for the famous tax Collectors, Uganda Revenue Authority who put him out there on the pitch seven times, scoring on five occasions for the season.

In 2020, Jomo Cosmos FC in South Africa came out to take him up on a two year deal but with the physical player he is, he at some point did not enjoy his time after a nasty a career threatening Achilles Tendon tear injury in 2021 after the restart of the league.

Isiagi underwent a successful operation and a five-month period of rehabilitation for a tranquil healing process before resuming active football business in the same path as football greats also required similar medical attention.

On Uganda national team [Uganda Cranes] level, Daniel also made his debut against South Sudan on 8th December 2017 and from then he has had a number of call ups, like during the 2019 COSAFA Cup and 2021 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifiers.

Isiagi comes from a footballing family where his father who is the MP for Kachumbala and the chairman of the Parliamentary Budget Committee is a retired footballer and former FUFA Secretary General.

His younger sibiling, Andrew Okiring Isiagi is now at URA Football Club once at Big League side Police FC and a former captain for the Uganda U-17 national team.

Isiagi who has joined the Kasasiro Boys on a two year contract that will keep him at the club until 2024.

He is KCCA’s ninth signing of the summer transfer window after Mujuzi Musitafa, Shaban Muhamad, Tshisungu Kankonde, Moses Waiswa, Ssenoga Muhamed, Faisal Wabyoona, Saidi Mayanja, and Allan Enyou

After a season together, head coach Morley Byekwaso know each other well having once worked together at the now non-existant Sports club Victoria University and will look to compete for a spot with fellow new recruits Shaban Muhammad, Tshisungu Kankonde

Brian Aheebwa, Brian Kayanja, and Charles Lwanga are the other strikers

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