The Star (Kenya)
Ugandan Mukisa is latest player to join City Stars
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.