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Kizza thrilled by move to Thierry Henry’s Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact newest signing Mustafa Kizza is looking forward to new life in the Major League Soccer (MLS) after sealing a deal to America.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry-coached Impact tied the 20-year-old from StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) side, KCCA, to a two-year, with the option of an extra three years.

Kizza becomes the second Ugandan to join Impact after Michael Azira, who is now with Chicago Fire.

“I am proud to have worn the jersey of THE BEST TEAM in Uganda. Now as a supporter, I will follow KCCA Games,” Kizza posted on his social media pages.

“I am very excited about the new chapter at this great club (Impact) and hope to achieve great success in the near future with my teammates and for the fans.”

Montreal Impact sporting director Olivier Renard is excited by the move.

“We are really happy to acquire one of the best young players from Uganda,” said 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 transfer officially goes into effect on August 12 but Kizza will remain at KCCA until December, on loan from Impact, because of the current Covid-19 situation.

Impact, however, remain with the option of calling him back if the situation improves.

Kizza scored five goals and had 12 assists in the Premier League in the just ended season.

The attacking wing back also scored two goals in the 2019/20 Caf Champions League.

Kizza netted two goals and made three assists as KCCA won last year’s Cecafa Club Championship, and scored four goals with seven assists in 10 national team matches.

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