New KCCA FC signing Stefano Mazengo Loro. Courtesy
KCCA FC new signing Stefano Mazengo Loro says that he will bank on his game intelligence to compete favourably at KCCA FC.
The Italian signed a three-year contract and was unveiled on Sunday, June 28 ahead of the forthcoming 2020/21 season.
In his first interview with the club, the 26-year old said that he is excited for the new opportunity.
“This has been a journey of Miles, I was very young to play football professionally and I had given up on the challenge of playing it but when this opportunity came, I had to grab it with both hands,” Stefano Mazengo Loro said in an interview.
“I came here (Uganda) in 2006 and I joined KKL (Kampala Kids League, academy) and that helped me to integrate with the people here, I was playing with the likes of Gift Ali, (Maxime Van Pee), Saddam Juma and all these guys have actually made it to the football world, so am excited to join that group of people and let’s see what I can do.
“I am a simple guy, a simple player. I know that there are certain players here who have played on the national side. There are young and hungry players and I know there is going to be a big level of competition but am here to compete, wait for some minutes and when I get my chance, I know I will do well and I become a gold piece of the KCCA team.
“I know that there are players on this team who are better than me, faster than me, heading, passing long balls, right foot, left foot, shot ball, defending, I am aware of that all, but fans will see the football intelligence and am going to use my brain to bring something different on the team.”
Mazengo’s playing style has been compared to that of new teammate John Revita – Very calm and comfortable with the ball and a good passer.
He has the ability to use his knowledge to make quick and effective decisions on the pitch.
Off the pitch, he holds a Masters in Sports business and management at Sheffield Hallam University.
He will be hoping to help KCCA regain league title after losing the race to Vipers when the league was ended by FUFA because of Covid19 pandemic.
KCCA FC will also be representing Uganda at the CAF Confederation Cup next season.