Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact has on Monday confirmed the signing of Uganda Cranes and KCCA FC defender Mustafa Kizza.
Kizza who was a nominee for FUFA Airtel player of the year 2019, has joined Montreal for two years with an option for a third year for the deal that will start on August 12, the club has announced via their official website.
Montreal Impact is a Canadian Club that is coached by former Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry.
Montreal Impact, home for Kenya Harambee Stars player Victor Wanyama, has added that Mustafa Kizza will remain at KCCA FC until December on loan due to the current Covid-19 situation.
“We are really happy to acquire one of the best young players from Uganda,” said the Montreal Impact sporting director Olivier Renard via the club’s website.
“Mstafa Kizza is a modern attacking left-back with great crossing abilities and huge potential. He is good on free-kicks and his height will also help on set pieces.”
Kizza has established himself as one of the best players in the league; he scored five goals and 12 assists last season.
Mustafa Kizza – Destined For Greater Things
Born 3 October 1999, Mustafa’s story has been punctuated with hard work from day one.
He was unveiled as a KCCA player on February 24, 2017 alongside other teammates Allan Okello, Peter Magambo, Herbert Achai, Julius Poloto and Noel Nasasira.
A year before, he had to first convince coach Mike Mutebi who sent him on loan to Big League side Maroons FC.
His meteoric rise has seen the roving left back play for Under-20 and Under-23 National teams.
He leaves KCCA FC after winning two league titles (2016/17, 2018/19) and as many Uganda Cups (2016/17, 2017/18). He was also part of the team that won the CECAFA Kagame Championship in Rwanda last year.
He won the CECAFA Championship with Uganda Cranes last year on home soil as well.
He is known for his well weighed crosses and he is a good set-piece taker as well. He has the ability to beat off opponents with skill, power and pace.
Mustafa Kizza joins Mike Azira of Chicago Fire as the other Uganda Cranes player in Major League Soccer.