fahad bayo (9) of vipers during the Pilsner 8 final

Uganda Cranes forward Fahad Bayo has completed his transfer to Israeli Premier League side FC Ashdod from Vipers SC on a four-year contract.

He becomes the second Ugandan at the club, joining former KCCA FC defender Timothy Awanyi.

According to a statement released by FC Ashdod, the 22-year-old is expected to arrive in the country together with another foreign striker after completing Covid-19 compliance.

“Aziz Bayo and Svetkovich will soon arrive in Israel to join their new friends immediately after completing their isolation duty upon entering the country,” reads part of the statement.

Bayo has also featured for Proline FC and Zambian outfit Buildcon FC.

He helped Vipers win the 2019/2020 league title after scoring 12 goals in the Uganda Premier League season.

He was part of the Cranes side that won the 2019 CECAFA Challenge Cup in Kampala and scored the second goal against Malawi last year in a 2-0 victory during a Nations Cup qualifier.