Azira has completed a switch to Chicago Fire in the MLS

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Uganda's midfielder Mike Azira (R) challenges Ghana's forward Jordan Ayew during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Having played for seven clubs in America previously, the Uganda Cranes central midfielder Michael Azira has found himself on a move yet again.

Azira has left Montreal Impact who he joined in 2018 making 29 appearances and scoring once to join Chicago Fire in the Major League Soccer, the top tier league of the United States of America.

Reports indicate that Azira’s deal was due to the return of Ballou Tabla, a Montreal Impact’s academy graduate who has joined the club on a six months loan deal from Barcelona B in Spain.

Tabla, 20, first turned pro with the Impact in 2017, when he scored two goals and two assists in 21 regular-season appearances before moving to Spain.

On his return, Montreal had to create a spot in the allocation order hence letting go of Azira.

Azira’s move to Chicago Fire means that the 31 year old Uganda Cranes midfielder will play in his fourth MLS team in six seasons.

Having played previously at Colorado Rapids in 2016 from where he joined Colorado Springs Switchbacks on loan in 2018 and later joined his former club Montreal Impact in the 2018/2019 season.

But the former SC Villa player in Uganda had also played for Mississippi Brilla from 2010-2011, Charleston Battery in 2012-2013.

The others are; Seattle Sounders FC in 2014-2015 and Seattle Sounders FC 2 in 2015, making it a total of eight teams for Azira in nine years.

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