By Brian Bariyo Tumuramye
Kampala: Striker Hamis Diego Hamis Kiiza has agreed a deal to play with Proline FC next season at Uganda Premier League.
Diego signed as a free agent following the expiry of his contract with the Entebbe road based Vipers Sports Club where he spent less than six months.
Kiiza’s joining Proline is envisaged as a positive development at a time that the reigning Uganda Cup champions will represent that country in the CAF Confederation Cup.
After winning the league with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club, Kiiza sought for greener pastures in Tanzania with the two country’s darling clubs – Young Africans and Simba.
He moved to South Africa at Free State Stars for a brief stint, crossed to Sudan at El Hilal Obeid before settling at Ethiopian club Fassil Kenema.
Early this year, he returned home and agreed a 6 month’s contract with Entebbe road based Vipers Sports Club.
Kiiza kick started his career in Lugazi, playing for Nalubaale right in the lower tier league before he guided the club to promotion.
He is also a proud product from the Airtel sponsored Buganda Masaza Cup having played at Kooki back in the days.
Other Proline Signings:
Shafik Bisaso, the head coach at Proline has also lured on board former Uganda U-17 captain Andrew Isiagi Okiringi, Bernard Muwanga (on loan from KCCA),goalkeeper Shatif Magoola, Yusuf Mukisa and former Paidha Black Angels’ Sula Ssekamwa.
Pilsner Super 8 Challenge and CAF Duties:
Proline has a busy schedule in thy midst especially in the coming weeks.
The purple and yellow stripped charges face Vipers in the pre-season tourney (Pilsner Super 8) on Wednesday at the Star Times Stadium.
They will also play Malawi’s Masters Security Services in the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Hamis Diego Kiiza Personal Honours:
- Best Footballer of the year, 2011 (URA Football Club)
- Top scorer, Uganda premier league 2010/11 (URA Football Club)
- Top Scorer, Young African FC-Tanzanian Vodacom Premier League 2011/12.
- CECAFA Club Winner and Top scorer with Young African FC 2012.
- Kiiza With Simba S.C – Tanzania Season 2015-2016 Played 30 Matches 24 Goals ( 19 in League , 5 FA Cup ), top scorer in all competitions and second runner up top scorer in the Vodacom Premier League
- Capped 26 Times with Uganda Cranes since 2011 (Scored 11 Goals)