New signing Mugerwa: Pirates one of Africa's biggest clubs

New signing Mugerwa: Pirates one of Africa's biggest clubs
Yasser Mugerwa

by Bertin Basson

Tuesday Sep 01, 2015. 09:37

Yasser Mugerwa finally completed his move to Orlando Pirates on Monday, the final day of the South African Premier Soccer League's transfer window.

This website reported last month that the Buccaneers were closing in on the Uganda midfielder after a successful trial period at the club.

Mugerwa went on to feature for the Soweto giants in pre-season tournaments and will now be able to make his competitive debut for the club after he was officially unveiled as a Pirates player on a three-year contract, with the club confirming that he has received his work permit.


The 21-year-old, along with now former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) teammate Said Kyeyune were spotted by the Sea Robbers when the two sides met in the CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers earlier this year.

Kyeyune also trained with the club, but seemingly failed to do enough to impress the Pirates technical team.


On the completion of his move to Pirates, Mugerwa said:

“I’m overwhelmed and proud to be a Pirates player because this is a big team and one of the biggest clubs in Africa. It’s good for me, it shows that I am headed in the right direction and that my career as a football player is taking a positive turn," Mugerwa is quoted as saying on the club's official website.

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