What a moment, what an occasion, what a celebration and what a way to open your scoring account in the national team colours.
Vipers and Cranes industrious midfielder Keziron Kizito picked just the right time in front of a decent passionate crowd at Nakivubo stadium to score his maiden goal for the Uganda Cranes in a Chan qualifier against Tanzania.
Kerizon scores his first goal for Cranes
Coach Edward Golola was not surprised of his performance “His best years are ahead of him, he is such a humble boy who wants to train, eager to learn and loves his football every day. He is that special player who can change the game and get you the much needed result” said the Vipers’ tactician.
Coming on as a second half substitute for teammate Sekisambu Erisa with Cranes trailing one nil to the visitors, the talented teenager deservedly claimed the plaudits with a superb showing. Extremely positive in possession every time he received the ball, Keziron was fearless as he carried the fight for Micho’s team in the central pack. His skill saw him create two decent chances which were fluffed and made him very difficult to mark albeit in 84th minute he scored a goal that lifted the nation.
It was through such a well worked move involving Yasser Mugerwa, Farouq Miya and Sentongo Robert that saw Keziron burst into the box, received a pass from Sentongo and coolly slotted the ball into the far corner of Tanzania’s net to register his first goal for Cranes. Despite being on the field for just five minutes, Keziron was a threat every time he got the ball.
Asked about how he felt, the youngster was so excited “It’s such a great feeling to score such an important goal for my nation, I thank coach Micho for giving me the opportunity and will always give my best whenever selected”
Keziron’s equalizing goal for the Uganda Cranes not only salvaged a crucial draw at home, but also confirmed Uganda’s progress to the final round of Championship for African Nations qualifier against Sudan with a 4-1 aggregate score following a thumping 3-0 win away in Zanzibar during the first leg. If Keziron and company manage Sudan’s hurdle in a two legged encounter, Uganda will qualify for Chan a third consecutive time.
His teammate at Vipers Miya Farouq was voted man of the match after putting up a splendid performance.