By Rebecca Nantale
United Soccer League (USL) outfit, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Ugandan forward Edward Kizza have agreed to a permanent deal that will Keep the forward in Pittsburgh for the 2023 season.
Kizza scored thrice for the Hounds in 12 appearances last term during a short loan period from New England Revolution.
The forward was on the mark twice in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against Birmingham that saw the Hounds advance in a shootout.
Riverhounds tactician Bob Lilley lauded the 24-year-old’s work ethic and strengths and said he was elated to have him back in his squad.
The forward is not new to Pittsburgh folklore since he spent three long seasons juggling collegiate football and school at the University of Pittsburgh.
He scored a massive 31 goals from 2017 to 2019 and led the University to their first-ever national competition in 54 years.
Kizza was drafted by New England Revolution in 2020 and made 11 appearances for the MLS club while also spending time on loan with New England Revolution II in USL League One and with fellow USL Championship club Memphis 901 FC.
At the tender age of 12, Kizza played for Uganda based football academy, Uganda Youth Soccer Academy (UYSA), where he was furnished with opportunities to play in local and international tournaments.