KCCA FC assistant captain Mustafa Kizza will be playing football in the Major League Soccer (MLS) at Montreal Impact in the coming months Football256 has learnt.
KCCA FC and Montreal Impact have both agreed on terms and a deal should fully materialise in the coming days with Kizza expected to put pen to paper on a deal between three to four years.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic and how the USA is handling the situation, Kizza is expected to stay at Lugogo on a short term loan stint between October and December, this will also be subjected to the MLS’s transfer window.
At Montreal Impact Kizza will be coached by 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Cup winner Thierry Henry who works with Belgian Olivier Renard as the sporting director.
At the four-time Canadian Championship winners, Kizza will be only the second African in the current squad alongside former Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder and Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama.
He will also join Cranes compatriot Mike Azira who features for Chicago Fire but played for Montreal Impact between 2018 and 2019.
In the just-concluded Ugandan football season, Kizza managed 12 assists and five goals in 19 Uganda Premier League appearances, he picked up two goals and two assists in three games on the continent.
Kizza scored two goals and registered three assists in six games while KCCA FC won their second CECAFA Kagame Cup in 2019.
In four games of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers, Kizza scored two goals and provided a whooping five assists as Uganda qualified for their fifth straight finals.
When Uganda was picking a 14th CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup crown, the defender cum winger scored twice and registered the same number of assists in six appearances.
About Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Montreal, Quebec. The Impact competes as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS).
The team began to play in 2012 as an expansion team of the league, being the league’s third Canadian club and replaced the North American Soccer League team of the same name.
In 2015, the Impact became the second MLS club, and first Canadian club, to advance to the final of the CONCACAF Champions League, in its current name since 2008, where they finished runners-up in the two-game aggregate goal series against Club América.
The Impact won the Canadian Championship in 2013, 2014 and 2019. The club plays its home games at Saputo Stadium.