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‘I’m sad to leave’ – Kigonya confirm Forest Rangers exit amid Azam FC ties

The goalkeeper had signed for the Zambian team more than two years ago and went forward to help them finish second last season.

Former Sofapaka goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya confirmed his Forest Rangers release as rumors linking him to Azam FC escalate.

the Uganda The international joined the Zambian Super League team two years ago, when he signed a two-year deal after leaving Kenya’s top team Kakamega Hoembotyz.

“It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to you,” announced the former Bright Stars goalkeeper on his Facebook page.

“I cannot thank you enough for the lessons you have taught me and for the friendship you have given me so freely. Absolutely, like any great team, you have encouraged, helped and improved me in what we do.

“Thank you for sharing the victories and defeats, triumphs and tribulations. Working with you has been a real privilege.

“I’m leaving with friends, memories and lessons learned from each of you. It has been a pleasure to meet and work with you during my stay in Zambia.

The goalkeeper also expressed his gratitude to the people who helped him, including off the field of play.

“To the management, to the technique and to the game unit, thank you for giving me a professional welcome,” he added.

“To fans and supporters, I cannot thank you enough for all of your support. I’m sad to be leaving but excited for what lies ahead, for me and for all of you. I hope our paths cross again and again.

“Once a Ranger, always a Ranger. Good luck to everyone. My next destination will be officially made public. “

Kigonya is linked with a move to former Tanzanian champion Azam in the ongoing mini-transfer window, which ends on January 15.

“Everything is done and goalkeeper Kigonya has completed the passage to Tanzania Premier League giant Azam Football Club for a period of two years with an option of extension, ” Simon Wasswa, the Kigonya agent said in a previous interview.

If Kigonya makes the move to Azam he will join a squad that already has three goalkeepers – Benedict Haule and David Mapigano were used interchangeably for the league’s first team duties while Wilbol Kaseke was preferred in the league. Mapindiuzi Cup.

Azam is home to another Ugandan international, Nicholas Wadada, who was named the best defender of the 2019/20 season.

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