URA FC right-winger Joackim Ojera has completed his loan move to Rwanda Premier League side Rayon Sport.
URA winger Joackiam Ojera completes Rayon Sport loan move
The Uganda Cranes winger has agreed to join Rayon Sports on a short-term loan from the UPL giants.
The 23-year-old Uganda international switches to Rwanda on a six-month deal, with Rayon having the option to buy at the end of the loan deal.
Ojera leaves the tax collectors without appearing for the club this season due to disciplinary reasons.
“One of the goals of URA FC is to build international relationships with clubs outside Uganda through partnerships that come as a result of a number of aspects like say having friendly matches,” the club said in a statement.
“The above narration partly explains why URA FC visited Rwanda to play against Rayon Sport FC in September last year as part of the pre-season engagements at the Stade Kigali in Nyamirambo, which ended 1-1.
“Four months later, the fruits of the mentioned Partnership have started working magic following workaholic right winger Joackiam Ojera completing a loan move to Rayon Sport for five months.
“Ojera was part of the URA FC team that played in Kigali in the build up match, putting up an impressive performance and with the Partnership already in place, the move was inevitable.
“The deal becomes the first foreign loan transfer in the history of URA FC. We thank Ojera for his services while at the club and wish him the best at Rayon Sports for now.”
Ojera becomes the second Ugandan to join Rayon after Musa Esenu, who switched from BUL in December last year.
Esenu signed a two-year contract with the Gikundiro until 2024, with an option for another year.
Ojera will be remembered for his stance at URA where he rejected the proposed salary cut in 2022 by the management.
Rayon Sport are currently fourth on the Rwanda Premier League table with 32 points, just two points below table leaders APR with 34 points.
Ojera could debut for Rayon Sport when they host Kiyovu Sports on Sunday, February 5, at the Muhanga Regional Stadium in Giratama.
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