Coronavirus blessing in disguise for Uganda's Miya

Coronavirus blessing in disguise for Uganda's Miya
Farouk Miya of Uganda

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jun 13, 2020. 09:00

Uganda international Farouk Miya feels that the current coronavirus pandemic came in as a blessing in disguise.

The speedy winger is on the books of Turkish side Konyaspor where he impressed in the first round of the current Super Lig season.

Miya scored five goals in the 20 games for the team before he sustained a muscle strain in February 2020.

The season was then suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic last March and this has given Miya time to recover from the injury

“We all did not see this [Covid-19] coming, of course, it affected not just my rhythm but my teammates as well,” Miya told Football 256.

“But for me, as you know I have been nursing a muscle injury so this period has helped me recuperate and since the league resumes this Sunday, I can say I am almost there.”

The former Standard Liege player is one of the best Ugandan players having helped his national team qualify for the last two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Miya is now keen to help the Cranes qualify for the 2021 AFCON finals which will be hosted by Cameroon.

“For the Cranes, the target is to qualify for Afcon and am sure all the other players are ready,” Miya added.

Uganda are in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Malawi and South Sudan with the qualifiers having been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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