Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact have acquired the services of Uganda international full-back Mustafa Kizza from KCCA FC, in the Uganda Premier League, for two years plus three option years. The deal will start on August 12.
Kizza will remain with KCCA FC until December, on loan from the Impact, because of the current Covid-19 situation, so he will not be taking an international spot on the roster. Montreal keeps the option to call him back if the situation improves.
“We are really happy to acquire one of the best young players from Uganda,” said the Montreal Impact sporting director Olivier Renard. “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.”
The 20-year-old has been playing with KCCA FC, in Uganda, since 2017. In the 2019-20 season, he has played 19 games, scoring five goals and adding 12 assists. He also started nine CAF Champions League game with his club in 2019 and 2020, recording four goals and four assists.
With the Uganda national team, he has scored four goals in 10 games.
Kizza will become the second Ugandan to play for Montreal Impact in the MLS after Mike Azira.
Montreal Impact is coached by Thierry Henry and Kizza will become the second East African currently at the club as he joins former Tottenham Hotspur player Victor Wanyama.
Montreal Impact are a Canadian professional soccer team based in Montreal, Quebec. They competes as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS).
Date of birth: September 3, 1999
Place of birth: Kibuli, Uganda
Previous club: KCCA FC
Date of transfer: August 12, 2020