Uganda Premier League side KCCA FC is set to announce Stephen Mazengo as their third acquisition of the off-season, Football256 has learnt.
Mazengo joins the 13-time league champions on a reported three-year contract, and he is expected to be unveiled by the club during their weekly KCCA TV show which airs on Sanyuka TV at 10 PM on Sunday evening.
Mazengo, born to Italian parents was born in Kenya and has lived both in Uganda and Tanzania. He started his career under the Kampala Kids League program.
At KKL, he played alongside other youngsters who included current KCCA midfielder Gift Ali Abubakar and Saddam Juma who is on his way out of the club, among others.
Mazengo will not be new to life at the StarTimes Stadium, as he has been training with the first team since the start of the year and evidently manager Mike Mutebi has been impressed with what he has to offer.
A central midfielder with an exciting arsenal that includes a calm and composed temperament, good ball distribution and an excellent and exquisite passer of the ball.
While he is eligible to play for Italy given his origin, Mazengo is understood to favour featuring for the Uganda Cranes and it has influenced his desire to play for KCCA.
The Kasasiro Boys have already completed the signing of forward Charles Lwanga from Villa and Ashraf Mugume from Vipers on three and four-year contracts respectively.
Mutebi is embarking on a comprehensive squad overhaul by laying off some of the senior players in order to give way for a rebuild centred around younger and hungrier players, and his signings so far go a long way in showing his desire.
Goalkeeper Jamal Maliyamungu, winger Simon Sserunkuma, Muzamir Mutyaba, Mike Mutyaba, Nicholas Kasozi, Jackson Nunda, Saddam Juma and striker Erisa Sekisambu have been made aware that they should seek opportunities elsewhere as they are not in Mutebi’s plans.