Ahead of the 2022/23 season, Uganda Cranes defender Mustafa Kizza will ply his trade in the Primeira Liga which is the sixth greatest football league in Europe.
Kizza has been in search of a new club since leaving the American Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact in December 2021 after the expiry of his contract.
He is finally off the street after signing a three-year contract to join Portuguese side FC Arouca.
The English Premier League, Spanish Laliga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, and the French Ligue 1 are the only five leagues that come before the Portuguese Primeira Liga in the UEFA national league ranking.
When he was a free agent, the former KCCA left-back attracted quite several suitors in East Africa but his preference was always a return to overseas.
Locally, KCCA and Vipers SC are the teams that are said to have approached his representatives but they could not pull off the deal.
Tanzanian Premier League champions Young SC also tried to sign him but the two parties failed to reach an agreement.
During the 2021/22 campaign, Kizza’s new club narrowly survived relegation when they finished 15th on the 18-team Primeira Liga table with 31 points, two points above the drop zone.
The 22-year-old becomes the third Ugandan player to have ever plied trade in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, the others are Andrew Kizito Luwagga and Alex Kakuba.