First goal of Farouk Miya for the Rouches 👏🏼 Congratulations @FaroukMiya ! #RSCL #starem pic.twitter.com/FxAs8Qt4gP— Standard de Liège (@Standard_RSCL) April 22, 2016
Farouk Miya has done very well in the handful of matches he has played for Standard Liege since joining in February and the Belgium side have agreed to sign him on permanently.
Cranes ace struggled initially due to injury, but when he got his stride, became a regular starter in the final games of the season. He joined on "loan" - a trial spell on the professional circuit - from Ugandan soccer giants Vipers.
"Farouk Miya will sign a 3-year full contract with Standard Liege. Happy that his performance and great football and human qualities have earned him this," Cranes coach Micho said.
Usually very lethal in front of goal, Miya's performance in Cranes games since moving lacked the spark expected, but now all hope is that after signing full contract, and his confidence high, he will play a key part in Uganda's make-or-break Nations Cup tie against Botswana away June 4.
The break-through on the European scene for Miya should spur several other players like Joseph Ochaya, Khalid Aucho and Murushid Jjuko who are waiting to hit the big stage.
From most reliable source I can with pride announce that Farouk Miya will sign 3 years contract with Standard Liege.Sincere congratulations— Michocoach (@michocoach) May 10, 2016
MARCH 20, 2016: Miya wins first trophy
Miya and goalkeeper
Valdes celebrate last night
Miya was on the bench as Standard Liege's Croatian striker Ivan Santini headed the winner three minutes from time to snatch their 7th Belgian Cup with a 2-1 final victory over holders Club Brugge.
VIDEO: Miya arrives for the final
Jean-Luc Dompe had earlier put Standard Liege in the lead that lasted 10 minutes. Israeli international Lior Rafaelov, who scored the winner in last year's final, had put Bruges back in the game.
It was just the second game (CLICK HERE to READ STORY) that Miya has featured in after joining the club from Uganda's Vipers last month. His first game was a week back, coming on as a substitute in his club's last regular season match.
Miya is now expected to return to Uganda for international duty. Uganda takes on Burkina Faso in two games in 4 days next week!
How "we" broke the news in February
Miya in action for Uganda against Mali at CHAN recently
Ugandan football star Farouk Miya has finally signed for Belgian football giants Standard Liege.
Le milieu offensif ougandais Faruku MIYA est arrivé au Standard de Liège ce vendredi ! #WelcomeFaruku #RSCL pic.twitter.com/OafUo6Tsu3— Standard de Liège (@Standard_RSCL) February 19, 2016
Standard de Liège @Standard_RSCL tweeted the photo above early today, saying...."Le milieu offensif ougandais Faruku MIYA est arrivé au Standard de Liège ce vendredi ! #WelcomeFaruku #RSCL"
Thanks to my family and all people who supported me. Ready for the new amazing challenge in @Standard_RSCL pic.twitter.com/hyEL9T56Yo— Miya Farouk (@FaroukMiya) February 19, 2016
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