Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact have completed the signing of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC left-back Mustafa Kizza.
Kizza is understood to have signed a two year deal with an option to extend it by another 12 months.
The Canadian based side confirmed the signing on Monday.
“We are really happy to acquire one of the best young players from Uganda,” said the Montreal Impact sporting director Olivier Renard via the club’s website.
“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 has for a while eyed a move away from KCCA FC. He had a move to Algeria fall through at the last minute in January before conducting trials with Switzerland Premier League side FC Zurich in February.
The 2018 Ugandan player of the year also had trails with Spanish side Osasuna but a move failed to materialize.
He is without a doubt one of the best Ugandan left backs and is highly tipped to earn a starting role in the Uganda Cranes first team in the near future.
It was also confirmed that his deal at Montreal will start on August 12.
Montreal Impact is a Canadian Club that is coached by former Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry.
Montreal Impact, home for Kenya Harambee Stars player Victor Wanyama, has added that Mustafa Kizza will remain at KCCA FC until December on loan due to the current Covid-19 situation.
Kizza has been at KCCA FC since 2017, winning multiple titles which include the Uganda Premier League, Uganda Cup, Uganda Super Cup and CECAFA Club cup.
He has also previously played at Maroons FC where he was sent out for a year long loan deal by KCCA FC.
At national level, he has featured for both the U20 and U23 teams and has currently broken into the Uganda Cranes set up.
Kizza joins Mike Azira of Chicago Fire as the other Uganda Cranes player in Major League Soccer.