Hamis 'Diego' Kiiza signs the employment contract Credit: Mutyaba Foundation
[/media-credit] Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza signs the employment contract at El Hilal El Obeid Football Club in Sudan Credit: Mutyaba Foundation

Uganda Cranes and former URA forward Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza has signed a one year deal at Sudanese premier side El Hilal El Obeid.

Kiiza, 27, put pen to paper for a year long deal on Tuesday.

The forward had departed Entebbe International Airport in the company of his intermediary and former Uganda Cranes star midfielder Sulaiman Mutyaba four days ago.

Upon completing the medicals on Sunday, the final negotiations that involved his salaries, match allowances and other wages were completed on Monday before he signed on Tuesday in Khartoum.

His intermediary disclosed to Kawowo Sports that the client had come at the right club which is envisaged as a spring board to further polishing his career.

This is a great day for Hamis Kiiza.

He has come at the right club which will give him playing time on the continent and domestically.

His talent speaks for itself, he is so hardworking and disciplined.

I therefore have the confidence that he will blossom in Sudan as a bright future lies ahead of him.

[/media-credit] Hamis Kiiza (second left) with his intermediary Sulaiman Mutyaba greet the club officials after sealing the deal Credit: Mutyaba Foundation

Mutyaba however failed to disclose the financial nitty gritty of the deal owing to contractual clause obligations embedded in the employment contract for his client.

In January, Kiiza had signed a brief contract with URA in January after being released by South Africa’s Free State Stars.

URA fully blessed his transfer to Sudan after a successful return of 6 goals in 10 matches.

Since El Hilal El Obeid qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup group stages, now Kiiza awaits to get into immediate business starting next week when the Sudanese side hosts Zambia’s Zesco United in a group C tie.

Hamis Kiiza Profile:

Kiiza began his career with the now defunct Nalubaale FC and played for URA between 2006 and 2011.

He was the top scorer in the Uganda Premier League in 2010/2011.

He switched to Yanga in Tanzania and immediately won the CECAFA Kagame Cup under the Ugandan coach Sam Timbe in 2012.

After four years at Yanga, he moved to rivals Simba where he spent the 2015-16 scoring 24 goals in over 30 matches in all competitions before he moved to Free State Stars.

In Sudan, he joins Uganda Cranes’ goalkeeper Salim Jamal, who turns out for El Merriekh Football club.

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

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