Aziz Kemba during the Tusker days Credit: Soca24
[/media-credit] Aziz Kemba during the Tusker days Credit: Soca24

Aziz ‘Bizimungu’ Kemba is an orthodox fashioned but exciting left footer that any ‘eagle eyed’ football director would straight away recommend to a club technical team for immediate signing.

Bred at the rich Jinja football hub in the Walukuba township, Kemba has previously impressively played at Nkumba University, Gomba Ssaza, Proline, SEC (Rwanda), IBV Vestmannaeyjar (Iceland), BUL, Sports Club Villa Jogoo, Tusker (Kenya Premier League), Kariobangi Sharks (Kenya division one) and lately a trainee at Edgars Youth.

As you assimilate the aforementioned clubs, the soft spoken Kemba is an employee at the reigning Uganda Cup winners, Vipers Sports Club.

“He (Kemba) joins Vipers Sports Club on a free transfer,” the club website confirmed.

Dogged by a troublesome ankle and the incurable home sickness for a long time while in Kenya, he remained the under-utilized but most precious diamond before he found his way back for soul searching and the much needed rehabilitation.

In the run to the 2013 CHAN tournament in South Africa, Kemba was one of the players summoned to the Uganda Cranes CHAN team to feature in the qualifiers.

Back then, he was playing at the Jinja based Bul-Bidco club, where he had scored 6 goals for the club in the 2012/13 national league.

Vipers Sports Club believes his arrival is timely boost given the demands to reinforce the squad that will also be playing on the continent and domestically with silverware the main task at hand.

The club website authoritatively elucidated about the bold move to sign Kemba on a two year deal;

With Vipers looking a little  short of options on the left flank, head coach Richard Wasswa  has opted to reinforce it by bringing the pacey player to provide competition and the much needed experience in the squad.

Player’s strength:

A product of the Nkumba University class for International Relations and Diplomacy, Kemba is that open minded player whose enviable close ball control is as perfect as the dribbles and the final ball execution.

Now 24 years old, Kemba remains the usual wonderful ball dribbler of old with those amazing turns on the ball.

He is blessed with a fierce shot but one of his strongest weapons as a footballer is his quick decision making element with special ability to involve other teammates into action with support and inter-play.

He can play in central midfield, on the wings and as a center forward if it necessitates the call.

Kemba joins Mike Sserumaga, Duncan Sseninde and Kakaire as the other options on the competitive left wing at the club that will shift to their newly built St Mary’s Kitende stadium.

He is one of the many graduates of the famous Buganda Masaza football annual tourney, having played with Gomba in 2011 before guiding Nkumba University to the finals of the Super Mini league in 2011, where his team lost to Aurum Roses after a 1 all draw in normal time.

To prove business at the club, he was among the scorers in the club’s 3-0 victory against Lungujja Galaxy with a super free-kick in a warm up game played at St Mary’s Kisubi.

Mike Sserumaga and Tonny Odur scored the other two goals on the day.

Other Vipers January signings:

The club has signed a couple of other players in the January transfer window. Moses Waiswa (from Swedish 4th tier out fit Vaxjo FC0, Milton Karisa (BUL) were joined by the youth graduates Francis Onekalit (striker) and goalkeeper Patrick Ochan.

Ochan is being groomed just in case either Ismail Watenga (contract expires in June 2017) or James Alitho seek greener pastures.

Significant to note is the fact that the club loaned has out four players ahead of the start of the second round.

Bashir Mutanda and Collins Agaba are at Kirinya-Jinja S.S, William Wadri at Police F.c and Nasir Mbabali at Soana Football club.

Meanwhile, another player, Joseph Ssemujju has been offered a loan opportunity elsewhere according to his agent Paul Mukasa.

“We have to choose a good club for Ssemujju which will give him comfort with much playing time,” Mukasa says of his client.

Already, offers on the table have come from Police, Kirinya-Jinja S.S, Sadolin Paints and Soana.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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