Lwanga signs for Rwanda's APR

Taddeo Lwanga completed a move to Rwanda's APR FC on a two year contract | Photo Credit: APR FC

TRANSFERS Lwanga signs for Rwanda's APR

Shafic Kiyaga 09:26 - 08.07.2023

Lwanga's arrival at APR comes as a free agent, following the mutual termination of his contract with Djibouti side Arta Solar in January.

Rwanda Premier League champions APR FC has secured the services of Ugandan midfielder Taddeo Lwanga on a two-year contract.

The 29-year-old midfielder travelled to Rwanda's capital, Kigali, earlier this week to engage in discussions with APR FC.

After successful negotiations, Lwanga put pen to paper on the contract, finalizing his move to the Rwandan outfit.

On Wednesday, Lwanga underwent medical examinations to ensure his fitness and suitability for the team.

Following a successful evaluation, he was officially unveiled as an APR FC player on Saturday morning, showcasing the club's excitement and confidence in their new acquisition.

Lwanga's arrival at APR comes as a free agent, following the termination of his contract with Djibouti side Arta Solar in January.

The decision to part ways was a result of several breaches by the club, allowing Lwanga to seek new opportunities to further his career.

Prior to joining APR, Lwanga was engaged in negotiations with Vipers SC, his former club in Uganda. This sparked speculation about a potential return for the midfielder.

Additionally, there were rumors linking Lwanga to Yanbian Longding Football Club, a lower-division club in China.

Lwanga's addition to APR's midfield will undoubtedly strengthen the team's lineup. Known for his tenacity and defensive prowess, Lwanga has established himself as a reliable holding midfielder.

Despite not being active for the last six months, Lwanga remained a top target especially after his stint with Tanzania’s Simba SC which he helped to a domestic double in 2021.

His experience and skill will contribute to APR's ambitions and aspirations in both domestic and continental competitions.

The midfielder's move to APR marks a new chapter in his career, as he embraces the challenge of playing in a fifth different league and country since 2019.

APR FC will sign foreign players for the first time in ten years, with the Rwanda army side adopting a 100% nationalistic approach to its team recruitment in 2012, restricting to field only Rwandan citizens.

Lwanga’s arrival is expected to be followed in ernest by the signing Burundian Ismail Pitchou Nshimirimana.

The club has also been linked to moves for DRC national Pavelh Ndzila, Etiole de Congo goalkeeper and Cameroonian defender Ngweni Denis Ndasi.

APR has reportedly also contacted Vipers SC to inquire about the availability of their captain, Milton Karisa, who was crowned the StarTimes Uganda Premier League best player at the league awards on Thursday.