Uganda Defender Bukenya On Kaizer Chiefs’ Radar

Ugandan defender Ivan Bukenya is headed for trials with PSL champions Kaizer Chiefs this week.

The player said on Wednesday that he was invited for trials with Chiefs and should be starting on Thursday.

The tall defender, who has made few appearances for the national team, has been featuring for Erbil FC in the Iraq Premier League since 2011.

“Let me go and try my luck and see if I can pass trials and make a move to South Africa. They have a competitive professional league and I know it will improve my football career if I am lucky to join the team,” added the player.
Reports in South Africa also indicated yesterday that Bukenya was to be tested together with another Ghanaian defender, but because of delay in processing their visas, the players did not report to Nelspruit.

Defender Ivan Bukenya
Defender Ivan Bukenya’s trials are expected to start Thursday

However, when contacted, Proline FC director Mujib Kasule said he was not aware of the move by their former player.

“That is good news if he is going for trials and we hope he passes the trials,” added Kasule.

Proline FC stands a chance to benefit a percentage from the move.

Former Cranes and Hearts (Scotland) winger David Obua also played for Kaizer Chiefs. If Bukenya passes trials, he will join other Ugandan players Denis Onyango, Posnet Omony and Geoffrey Sserunkuma who have played in the PSL.


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