By Saikat Mandal

22nd Jan, 2023 | 4:10pm

African sensation Alex Yiga heads to Rangers ahead of potential transfer

Alex Yiga is a creative midfielder at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Soccer Academy and he has jetted into Scotland to undergo trial at Rangers in the coming days, as reported by major African news outlet Kawowo.

The 16-year-old left Uganda for Scotland prior to trials at Ibrox and he was accompanied by his mother Regina Nantume, a widow who lives in Busunjju.

Nantume was seen shedding tears of joy as she bid farewell to her son at Entebbe International Airport. The youngster will now travel to Scotland and it is already seen as a “high profile” move by the website.

Good luck!

Yiga comes from a very poor family, and football is his passion. 

Nantume’s husband, Geofrey Tamaliggwe is now deceased, and she is struggling to raise her five children. 

The youngster is a creative midfielder who is currently a student at Mukono based Dynamic Secondary School. 

His younger brother is also a promising footballer. Yiga is one of the three footballers who departed Uganda for Scotland under the Festoweb sports management. 

Meanwhile, the next few days are absolutely vital for Rangers are they look to bring in several new faces. 

The Bears are looking to seal at least three signings – Todd Cantwell, Morgan Whittaker, and Nicolas Raskins as let’s hope the club can secure them before the end of the window. 

It will be interesting to see if Rangers sell either Ryan Kent or Alfredo Morelos this month. 

Both players are out of contract at the end of the season, and can agree pre-contract deals with other foreign clubs. 

In other Rangers news, the Gers want to offer a four-and-a-half-year contract to seal the signing of this European ace.