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Richard Kassaga: defender renews contract with India’s Aizawl

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Uganda Cranes defender Richard Kassaga Jjuuko has extended his stay at Indian top division club, Aizawl FC for at least one more year.

The development was announced on the club’s official Twitter handle on Tuesday evening.

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Kassaga joined  Aizawl FC as a free agent on a two-year contract in 2018 and has gone on to feature in 23 league games for the club.

On the local scene, the 27-year old featured for Lyantonde, Kira Young, KCCA and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC before having stints in Lebanon with Salam Zgharta Football Club where he featured in 9 Lebanese Premier league matches and 7 Asian Football Confederation games.

On the national team, the Cranes, Kassaga made 27 appearances since making his debut in 2013 in the AFCON and CHAN qualifiers, CECAFA championships, CHAN 2016 tournament and international friendly matches.

About Aizawl FC

Aizawl FC was founded in 1984 and is owned by Robert Romawia Royte. They earned promotion to India’s top-tier league, the I-League in 2015–16., after winning the 2015 I-League 2nd Division.

They won the I-League in the 2016-17 season, becoming the first team from North-East India to win the league.

They are currently coached by Stanley Rozario Henry.


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