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KCCA signs Kalanzi, Kawooya

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 16th September 2020 02:07 PM

There have already been nine additions to KCCA's squad for the new season

KCCA signs Kalanzi, Kawooya

Left back Moses Kalanzi is expected to fill in at left-back.

There have already been nine additions to KCCA's squad for the new season

If anyone had doubts that KCCA FC would not attempt to make a splash domestically and on the continent in the new season, those doubts have to be put to bed.

This follows the signing of left-back Moses Kalanzi and exciting youngster Andrew Kawooya from Danish side Jammerbugt FC and Vipers respectively.

Kalanzi will be expected to fill the void left by Mustafa Kizza who joined Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact.

"I'm here to lift the team from one step to another, win trophies, compete in different tournaments, and be ready to take on any challenges. KCCA is one the biggest club in CECAFA region and their style of play fits mine. It's a big club with big ambitions and I'm ready to try and fulfill them with my teammates," stated Kalanzi.

The 23-year-old returns to the domestic scene having featured for Express FC in 2007 as a junior player. He also played for Uganda's U17 team and was also part of the U23 national team that took part in the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.

Coach Mike Mutebi believes Kalanzi will add a lot to his team as KCCA goes in search of its 14th league title.

"His addition is going to give us variety in the team. Unlike last season when we suffered after some of our best players got injured, their replacements were not up to the task. But now in every position we have three players competing and every player is equally good," noted Mutebi.

17-year-old Kawooya who impressed during the AFCON U17 finals that were in Tanzania in 2019 is ready for the challenge.

"I'm looking forward to playing for a fantastic and historical club. I will work hard to make sure I'm among the players to represent the club on the continent, the Uganda Premier League, and other competitions. I'm also ready to bring creativity to the team," said Kawooya.

Kawooya is one for the future and his move to KCCA is likely to take him places as promised by Mutebi.

"He has potential and we want to work on it to make it a better product. He is going to be part of the 30 players. He will train with others and if he is doing well, he will be selected to play. It's not a must that he is a starter because he has found so many talented players in that area.

He has staged himself well to get the promotion because of the performance he had in the U17 AFCON was fantastic. If such a player shows that potential at an early age, it is good to pick him early and develop him. That is what we did with Allan Okello," stated Mutebi.

The duo joins Juma Balinya, Ashraf Mugume, Charles Lwanga, Mazengo Loro, Denis Iguma, Bright Anukani, Brian Aheebwa, Samson Kigozi, and academy graduate Dominic Ayella as the fresh faces in the KCCA squad.

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