The Star (Kenya)

Ugan­dan Muk­isa is lat­est player to join City Stars

- BY ANGWENYI GICHANA / Sports · Soccer · Nairobi · Uganda · England · England national football team · West Ham United F.C. · Rio Ferdinand · Championship · World Hope FC · Kenyan Premier League

Ugan­dan util­ity de­fender Yusuf Muk­isa has joined Nairobi City Stars from Uganda top tier side, Pro­line.

Muk­isa, 27, signed a two-year con­tract. His ear­lier move to the KPL re­turnees in Jan­uary 2020 failed to ma­te­ri­alise. Team co-or­di­na­tor Sam­son Otieno wel­comed the for­mer Uganda U-20 cap­tain, say­ing he will so­lid­ify Simba wa Nairobi’s back­line.

“Muk­isa is a util­ity back who is com­fort­able as a left, cen­tre or right back. He is, how­ever, com­ing in to fill the right back po­si­tion va­cated by Kevin Okumu,”said Otieno He won the Ugan­dan league ti­tle with

Vipers in the 2015/16 sea­son. Muk­isa ex­pressed his ex­cite­ment af­ter jon­ing the KPL side which is spon­sored by the Jonathan Jack­son Foun­da­tion.

“We have been in con­tact for the past six months and I came over in Jan­uary and trained with the team in Nairobi. I was im­pressed by the play­ing unit, coach, struc­tures and the feel good at­mos­phere around the team,” he told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site. He thanked the club’s chief ex­ec­u­tive officer Pa­trick Korir and Otieno for their ef­forts in sign­ing him. “City Stars have a great his­tory and they are known for groom­ing Ugan­dan tal­ent such as Danny

Sserunk­uma, Bruno Sserunk­uma and Jimmy Bageya, among oth­ers. I am happy to be part of this group. With the per­for­mances from last sea­son, I’m cer­tain the team will have a good sea­son in both the Kenyan Pre­mier League and do­mes­tic cup,” said the 27 year-old.

Dur­ing his youth­ful days, he cap­tained Pro­line Academy which toured Eng­land courtesy of United leg­end Rio Fer­di­nand won 2-0 and 3-2 wins over United and West Ham academies re­spec­tively.

He fea­tured for Pro­line at the Ce­cafa Club Cham­pi­onship and Caf Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup in 2019.

 ?? /COURTESY ?? Ugan­dan de­fender Yusuf Muk­isa
/COURTESY Ugan­dan de­fender Yusuf Muk­isa

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