July 5, 2022

Kayondo’s Real Salt Lake move a loan deal

By Allan Damba
Former Vipers SC defender Aziz Kayondo

In the aftermath of the transfer of former Vipers SC left-back Aziz Kayondo, the latter has clarified that it’s a loan deal from MFK Vyskov.

In an update issued by Vipers via their website, it has been confirmed that Kayondo signed for the Czech Republic outfit but the latter chose to loan him out to the Major League Soccer (MLS).

“The Uganda Cranes international has signed for Czech Republic club MFK Vyskov in a four-year contract. His transfer fee was not disclosed,” partly reads the release by Kayondo’s former employers.

“But Vyskov have opted to loan the player to Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake in the US, where the Czech Republic side hope he will grow in stature and maturity ahead of next season.”

The development confirms the earlier rumor that the 19-year-old, along with KCCA FC’s Musa Ramathan, had drawn interest from the Czech Republic.

Kayondo was integral as the Uganda U20 side, the Hippos reached the final of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania in 2021 before they were beaten 2-0 by Ghana.

He went on to be named in the tournament’s best eleven, the only Ugandan player to make the team besides top scorer Derrick Kakooza.

He earned his Cranes senior team debut during the World Cup qualifiers against Rwanda in Kigali coming on as a substitute for Isaac Muleme.

The youngster was impressive throughout 2021, and he made the three-man shortlist for the FUFA Male Player of the Year Award, alongside Express FC’s Erick Kambale and his teammate Bobosi Byaruhanga, an award which was won by the latter.

By the time of his departure, the marauding left-back had not featured for the Kitende-based outfit in the second round of the ongoing campaign.

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