Emmanuel Ugbo joins FK Kauno Zalgiris


Kwara Football Academy have confirmed the transfer of Emmanuel Ugbo to Lithuania A Lyga Side, FK Kauna Zalgiris on a 3-Year deal.

Ugbo arrived Lithuania last week to team up with the Kaunas based side, ahead of a new Lithuania league season in January.

The defensive midfielder was spotted at the Academy earlier in January during the Kwara Street  Soccer Scouting tournament by the Head Coach of Kauno Zalgiris Mr. Rokas Garastas, and Chairman, Mr Eimantas Puraś, where he emerged as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Emmanuel Ugbo, arrived Kwara Football Academy as a 14-year Old Senior Secondary School One student, and passed through all the developmental cadre of the Academy. 

He also spent 4 years on developmental loan with Abubakar Bukola Saraki Ilorin FC, where he featured in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) in the 2017 league season.

He was part of the Academy’s golden generation school boys that won the NNPC/Shell Cup, a competition for All Nigeria Secondary Schools, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos in 2012.


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