Transfer news: Former Kaya FC forward Robert Lopez Mendy joins Malaysia Premier League club UiTM

Kaya FC Iloilo’s 2018 top goalscoring Senegalese striker, Robert Lopez Mendy has joined Malaysia Premier League club Universiti Teknologi MARA Football Club [UiTM] for the 2019 season.

The 31-year-old actually suited up for the Shah-Alam, Selangor-based club last January 26, 2019 in a 3-0 friendly loss against Patrick Reichelt’s new club, Melaka United.

It is not yet confirmed if there has already been a formal unveiling of this acquisition on the part of UiTM, but according to Kaya FC head coach, Noel Marcaida, as far as the Iloilo club is concerned, the player is already signed to the Malaysian club.

UiTM are about to begin their 2019 campaign in an away fixture on February 1, 2019 against Persatuan Bolasepak Polis Di-Raja Malaysia (Royal Malaysia Police Football Association or PDRM in short).

Robert Lopez Mendy had a stellar 2018 season by scoring more than 20 goals in all competitions for a total of 51 career goals for the club and helping Kaya FC Iloilo win the Copa Paulino Alcantara en-route to AFC Cup 2019 qualification.

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