Former Maroons and KCCA FC left-back Mustafa Kizza has joined Major League Soccer (MLS) club Montreal Impact on a deal that will see him stay at the Canadian club for the next two seasons, the club has announced.
The development puts an end to all speculation that was linking the youngster to the different clubs around Africa and Europe.
— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) July 20, 2020
Kizza was earlier linked with a move to Moroccan club Hassania Agadir and Spanish Primera Liga outfit Real Valladolid will remain at KCCA FC on loan until December 2020 due to the measures that prohibit air travels out of Uganda. Montreal keeps the option to call him back if the situation improves.
Kizza who remains under the Gaffer Mike Mutebi at Lugogo for the time being will join France and Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, on a contract that runs from August 12th with an option to extend should the Cranes left-back impress.
Olivier Renar, the MLS sides Sporting Director said the club is happy to acquire the services of one of the best youngsters from Uganda.
“We are really happy to acquire one of the best young players from Uganda.”
“Mustafa 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 joined KCCA FC in 2017 alongside Allan Okello who also left the Club for Algerian side, Paradou AC.
The soft-spoken Kizza played 19 games in the StarTimes UPL and scored five goals and with twelve assists, plus, nine CAF Champions League games with his club in 2019 and 2020, recording four goals and four assists.
Date of birth: September 3, 1999
Place of birth: Kibuli, Uganda
Previous club: KCCA FC
Date of transfer: August 12, 2020