Kenyan Premier League newbies Nairobi City Stas have acquired the services of Ugandan defender Yusuf Mukisa Lubowa from Proline FC on a two-year deal.
The defender was set to join the club in January but a deal collapsed in the last minutes but the team coordinator Samson Oyieno is glad to have finally found their target.
“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. We are certain his arrival will solidify our back line. I welcome him to Simba wa Nairobi.” Otieno told the club’s official portal.
On his part, the 27-year-old said: “I’m excited to join both the City Stars and Jonathan Jackson Foundation family.
Also Read: Kakuma Raised me
“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 feel good atmosphere around the team.
“Now we have managed to get the deal and I wish to thank the CEO Patrick Korir and Coordinator Samson Otieno for the efforts to get me over there.
“City Stars has a great history and is known for grooming Ugandan talents such as Danny Sserunkuma, Bruno Sserunkuma and Jimmy Bageya, among others, and 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.”
The player has previously captained the Uganda U20 side and had stints with SC Villa and Vipers; the player winning the Ugandan league title with the latter in the 2015/16 season.
Back in the years he captained Proline Academy which toured England – courtesy of Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand – and returned with 2-0 and 3-2 wins over Manchester Academy and West Ham Academy, respectively.
He becomes the latest player to join City Stars this window after striker Erick Ombija, Sven Yidah, Rowland, Timothy Ouma, Ronney Kola Oyaro and keeper Elvis Ochieng Ochoro.