Sinan RAJUB SENOGA
Ugandan striker Edward Kizza has joined Major League Soccer (MLS) club New England Revolution ahead of the new season.
Kizza has been playing for Pittsburgh Panthers from where he was selected as the 24th overall pick to become the first-ever first-round draft pick from the University of Pittsburgh.
The 22-year old striker had an impressive scoring record at Pittsburgh of 31 goals from the 53 games he played since 2017. He also registered seven assists in the process.
He scored four goals and three assists in 15 games in 2017, 15 goals in 18 games in 2018 and capped 2019 with 12 goals and four assists.
Former USA national team coach Bruce Arena who is now in charge of New England Revolution, says Kizza is a player any team would want to use.
“Edward Kizza is a proven goalscorer at the collegiate level. He’s a No. 9, he’s a strong player. He has a history of scoring goals and we think that’s an area where we could use some help, for sure, as can any team.”
Bruce Arena said.
Kizza joins former KCCA left back Mustafa Kizza (Montreal Impact) as another Uganda player in the Major League Soccer.
He is expected to boost the New England Revolution offensive department whose prolific contributor, Teal Bunbury, netted just eight goals in 22 games in 2020.
Kizza will however have to make it through the preseason and secure a spot in the New England Revolution roster.