June 19 2013 Latest news:
by Carl Marston
Monday, May 14, 2012
MUZZY Izzet expressed his pride at his younger brother Kemi’s achievements at Colchester United, following the latter’s Testimonial at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday.
Ex-Leicester City midfielder Muzzy, who was forced to retire prematurely from competitive football due to injury, came out of retirement to play for ‘Parky’s All Stars’ in Kemi’s Testimonial, against the current U’s team.
“I’m really proud of Kemi,” enthused older brother Muzzy.
“To be at one club for 10 years is an achievement in itself, and he’s been a regular under so many different managers, so the consistency is there.
“Today, he’s had a great turn-out of players that he has played with, over the years.
“He’s always put everything he has into his football, and it has meant a lot to him to be the skipper for the last two years.
“He talks to me with pride, being the captain of Colchester,
“I enjoyed today, The last time we played together was when we were kids,” added Muzzy.
A crowd of 2,028 attended Kem Izzet’s Testimonial, a fitting tribute to the U’s current club skipper, who passed 400 league appearances during the latter part of last season.
He is set to sign a new contract for next season.