SC Victoria Release Kizito

Nestroy Kizito and club Director Simo at his unveiling.
Nestroy Kizito and club Director Simo at his unveiling.

Ex-Uganda Cranes left-sided defender Nestory Kizito has been released by premier league side SC Victoria University.

Leon Ssenyange, the team’s Media and Communication officer, confirmed reporters on Thursday that they did not register the player.

“We still have him in our team set-up, but not as a player,” said Ssenyange.

Although the team spokesman did not want to disclose why the player was not registered, an insider said he was surplus to requirements. Kizito was in South Africa in August and trained with SuperSport, but failed to get a deal.

Kizito, who featured for the Cranes for close to nine years, began his career with Sports Club Villa before moving to Serbia in 2004 where he signed for FC Srem with another ex-Cranes winger Phillip Ssozi. He later signed for FK Vojvodina in January 2005.

Kizito became particularly popular after having scored a winning goal against big rivals Red Star Belgrade in the 2005/06.

That goal helped to break the 10-year-long drought without a win over Crvena Zvezda.

In July 2010, the Ugandan defender signed a two-year contract with Serbian champions FK Partizan as a free agent.

He also featured in one Champions League tie before returning to Uganda last year and joining SC Victoria. He skippered the team to win the Kakungulu Cup and will represent the country in the 2014 CAF Confederations League.

He retired from the national team in 2011 after the failed qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

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