Uganda’s Mustafa Kizza says he is extremely thrilled at the thought of playing under his childhood idol Thierry Henry at Montreal Impact.
The 20-year-old signed his two-year deal with the Major League Soccer (MLS) side on Monday with the contract starting on 12 August.
However due to the Covid-19 pandemic he will remain with his current club Kampala City Council Authority in the Uganda top league until December.
“Everybody I grew up with adored Thierry Henry and he was a role model to many young players,” he told BBC Sport Africa.
“I was old enough to understand football and I can vividly remember him scoring nice goals for Arsenal”
“I am so happy for the opportunity to play under a great legend like Thierry henry and that is a great motivation for me to become the best I can in football because I will learn a lot from him.”
Henry enjoyed a trophy-laden career winning titles in France with Monaco, in England with Arsenal and in Spain with Barcelona.
At international level he won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship two years later.
The team, based in Canada, added that he could join the side earlier if the Covid-19 situation improves. (BBC)