By Jerry Muhamudu;
Veteran midfielder Amavubi player Jean Claude Iranzi has joined Egyptian side Sohag Sporting Club on loan move.
The 30-year-old the left footed winger joined the Egyptian second division side on Tuesday after being seen penning the deal on social media.
The Rayon Sports FC the player left Kigali on January 15, on a two week trial with Aswan SC another Egyptian side, but the deal is believed to have failed.
It is still not disclosed how much the player has signed for, but analysts have hinted that the deal is rewarding compared to what he was pocketing from his Rayon Sports FC.
Iranzi, joined Rayon in July on a two-year deal after being unceremoniously released along with the other 15 players.
He becomes the second starting player to depart Rayon for greener pastures this month following the record move of Ghanaian Michael Sarpong who joined Chinese second tier side Changchun Yatai.
He began his career in 2004 with SC Kiyovu Sport and was promoted in the 2006 Rwandan Premier League team. He made his debut for SC Kiyovu Sport in June 2006.
In December 2008, Iranzi signed with APR FC, the previous winners of the Rwandan Premier League. He made his APR FC debut in an organized friendly match against fellow league members Police FC.
With APR, Iranzi won the 2009-10 Rwandan Premier League, thus earning a spot in the 2011 CAF Champions League, where APR was eliminated in the Preliminary round to Club Africain of Tunisia on an aggregate score of 2-6.
APR repeated as Premier League champions in 2010-11, and therefore will play in 2012 CAF Champions League. Iranzi in 2018 was signed with APR FC.
The player featured in African U-20 Youth Championship in Luanda. He played his debut for the “Wasps” on 21 June 2008 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Morocco national football team.
He’s first the international goal came on March 26, 2011, as part of Rwanda’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign. The goal, scored in the 44th minute, gave Rwanda a 1-0 lead over regional rival Burundi. Rwanda went on to win the match 3-1.