Thirteen-time league champions, KCCA, have added an Italian player to their ranks weeks after unveiling striker Charles Lwanga and midfielder Ashraf Mugume.
The Italian midfielder, Stefano Mazengo Loro, has been signed on a two-year deal, which will see him stay at Lugogo up to July 2022.
The 26-year-old impressed manager Mike Mutebi after training with the club for some good time.
Mazengo, commonly known as Zengo, is not a stranger to Uganda having played with the Kampala Kids League (KKL), where he turned out alongside new teammate Gift Ali.
“I’m a simple guy, am a simple player,” he told the club TV Show on Sunday; “I know there is a lot of players on my team who have played internationally, on the continent and also outside it.
“There is also a lot of young, hungry guys. Therefore, I know that there is gonna be a lot of competition but am here to compete, to get some minutes and when I get my chance I hope I do well.”
Mazengo, born in Kenya to Italian parents but grew up in Uganda, first arrived in the country as a kid in 2006 before moving abroad for further studies in Spain, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, where he recently completed his Masters in Sports Business and Management.
He played with the different university teams while on study. He can play as an attacking, central and defensive midfielder. Mazengo possesses good passing skills, an asset that KCCA will hope to exploit.