Montreal Impact left-back Mustapha Kizza has pledged Uganda Cranes willingness to go to war to see out a successful qualification campaign to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
He highlighted this during a media interview following a training session with the team at Utalii College Sports playground in Nairobi ahead of the showdown against the hosts Kenya.
“Am happy to join camp today. We had a good session where everyone seemed to be in a good mood, happy and buzzing. We are all hoping for a good result against Kenya.” He states.
When asked about the stiff competition in his position where the likes of Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Muleme and Vipers SC starlet Aziz Kayondo find themselves, Kizza responded with an unmoved claim that competition was healthy.
“It’s a healthy competition between all of us so everyone is pushing the other. We as players keep hoping that anyone given a chance takes it and does well for the betterment of the team.” He added.
Kizza, who plays his trade with Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact, a team he joined from KCCA FC two years ago needed no invitation to speak about his experience with the Canadian side.
“Montreal is a good experience for me as a player because I have learnt a lot. It has helped me grow and better me as a player so I am honestly grateful.” He concluded.
Kizza joined the Cranes camp with his counterparts, Isaac Muleme and Derrick Nsibambi who didn’t arrive early enough to take part in the friendly against Ethiopia.
Uganda will take on Kenya Harambee Stars on 2nd September in Nairobi before hosting Mali on September 6th at the St Mary’s Kitende.