Mukwala has hit the ground running with URA FC
Vipers SC v URA FC
Steven Mukwala has five goals to his name in his four games in the URA FC shirt.
Mukwala bagged home four goals in his team’s sweeping win against Tooro United on Tuesday.
The Cranes striker has started amazingly under URA FC head coach Sam Timbe. Mukwala also scored against Bul FC in the club’s 2 all draw.
His goals have helped URA FC climb upstairs with the tax collectors now placed 9th in the UPL table standings however, they have two games to play.
The 22 year has seen his form help him called to the national side and continued to keep his place in the team under Micho in the just concluded World Cup Qualifiers.
The former Vipers SC and Maroons attacker had a brilliant season for his URA FC side which saw Abdallah Mubiru hand him his call up to the national side.
This followed a season where he was only outscored by Yunus Ssentamu and Eric Kambale who tied on 15 goals with the URA FC hitman bagging 14.
The season has started on a bright note for him with 5 goals in two games to his name. However, Mukwala must now prove himself at St. Mary’s Stadium where he was groomed.
The forward is coming up against one of the league’s meanest backlines who have leaked in just three goals in their five fixtures.
Mukwala will be motivated by the recent fixtures for the home side who have conceded 3 goals in two games. Against Express FC, they allowed two goals thanks to Juuko Mursheed and Kambale.
Mbarara City’s Pistis Barenga exposed the former champion’s defence with a consolation goal. Mukwala is blessed with pace and physic that should help him thrive in this fixture.
He will be happy to have Cromwell Rwothomio who will take the attention away from him. Cromwell has two goals to his name and scored URA’s goal in the fixture last season.
Mukwala will have somebody to take away the burden of scoring goals. It is this combo that Vipers SC will have to tighten their belts as they welcome them on Saturday.
Failed deal to join Ghana giants Asante Kotoko have not killed the striker’s goal scoring spirit but only motivated him to want more.
Mukwala was followed by Asante Kotoko after inspiring performances for his country and club. He hit two goals for URA FC in the CAF Africa Cup against Coffee FC of Ethiopia.
The resignation of Sam Ssimbwa who signed him for the club to many looked like the end of Mukwala but the youngster has only continued to bang in the goals.
In Sam Timbe he has a man who is well traveled and can transform him into a classy attacker for both club and country.
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