By Anthony Onifade

24th Jan, 2023 | 4:10pm

Alex Yiga spotted outside airport as Ugandan sensation jets to Scotland for Rangers trial

Footage has emerged showing Alex Yiga, a football player from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Soccer Academy departing Uganda to Scotland to take part in trials with Rangers.

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.

Tthe youngster could form part of an exciting youth project taking place at the Ibrox.

The footage, released on Twitter [24 January], shows Yiga and another youngster leaving the Entebbe International Airport to jet off to Scotland for his trials with the Gers.

Exciting opportunity

Coming from humble beginnings in his homeland, this is indeed an exciting opportunity for Yiga to follow his footballing dreams and passion.

The youngster dubbed as an “exceptional” creative midfielder, who is currently a student at Mukono based Dynamic Secondary School, could well hold the technical qualities the Gers are looking to add their fledgling academy.

And these are the kind of opportunities Yiga won’t be taking for granted but also represents another step in the right and exciting direction taken by the Gers, in their attempts to boost their academy profile.

Going to deeper countries in Africa to locate and take on exciting youngsters really does seem like a smart recruitment move but also increases the club’s profile worldwide.

So not only is it an exciting opportunity for Yiga to hone his craft in Scotland but also one for the club to become one of the most attractive academy propositions in Europe.

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