August 8, 2022

Nizigiyimana is a Viper in waiting

By Football256 Team

No official communication has come through from reigning StarTimes Uganda Premier champions Vipers Sports Club about the signing of Burundian international Karim Nizigiyimana, but sources have confirmed the development.

Nizigiyimana’s contract with Gor Mahia ended in December 2018 according to www.nation.co.ke and both parties opted not to renew.

According to the Kenyan publication, the 29-year old right back has signed a two-year deal with the Kitende based club and has already got his International Transfer Certificate earlier on Tuesday.

Former Gor Mahia defender Karim Nizigiyimana skips past AFC Leopards’ Dennis Shikhayi during a past match | The Star

“He was one of the players the registered in the system but his ITC hadn’t been sent through, but I was told it was sent today we just want to confirm it,” a source on grounds of anonymity told www.football-256.com.

It’s believed Nizigiyimana is already in Kampala waiting to be unveiled at St. Mary’s stadium Kitende later on Wednesday if not before the end of this week.

Nizigiyimana has played for, Vital’O FC, Congolese giants AS Vita Club, Rwandese giants Rayon Sports before joining Kenyan outfits Gor Mahia where he has been playing from. He also captained his nation during the 2019 Total Afica Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Gor Mahia’s Burundian right-back Karim Nizigiyimana celebrates with the SportPesa Premier League trophy after their 2-0 win over Muhoroni Youth in their final league match of the season at the Nyayo National Stadium on November 1, 2015. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |NATION MEDIA GROUP

During his spell at Gor Mahia, he won three Kenyan Premier League titles, in his first season, Gor Mahia won the league unbeaten, and he was voted best defender in the league.

Nizigiyimana has been added to two other January transfer recruits in Diego Hamis Kiiza and his former Gor Mahia teammate Innocent Wafula.

Vipers who are second on the 16 team log with 37 points, just three points behind table leaders KCCA, are playing SC Villa next on Saturday at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende.

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