July 5, 2022

UK-born wonder-kid Lukonyomoi keen on Cranes dream

By Allan Damba

United Kingdom-born forward and winger Tyrhys Lukonyomoi has expressed interest in representing Uganda Cranes at the international level.

With Ugandan heritage on the maternal side, the 21-year-old Portsmouth University and Portchester Athletic Football Club (London) player has asserted that should the chance arise, he would never hesitate to play for Uganda.

Lukonyomoi is the grandson of a Lira born woman Abelkec-Lukonyomoi who escaped the country to the United Kingdom, Oxford in 1989 after a civil war in the Pearl of Africa.

He is born of Judith Lukonyomoi and a Nigerian father whose details are scarcely known by the player himself.

“My long-term goal is to represent my national team (Uganda) and play in one of the top five teams in Europe,” he said in information shared to Football256.

“My short-term goal is to play semi-professional level while achieving my University degree. I would like to contribute to taking a national league side to League two,” he added.

The youngster, whose main strength is to take on players, create chances, and score, has scored 49 goals and garnered 20 assists since 2021 in 29 matches for Portchester.

Lukonyomoi has previously played for Oxford U19 (2015/16), Didcot Town Reserves (2017/18), and Oxford United Development (2018/19).

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