Current Top 10 hottest Ugandan strikers revealed.
10.Fred Segujja (Bright stars) / Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA).
Bright star’s Segujja is the small name among the top guns that his effort cannot be underestimated by all those who critically watch the AUPL his pace, agility and ability to shoot has caused problems to AUPL club backlines, The diehard short striker will always ensure the game ends 3-1 when he his name is on the score sheet with no surprise he draws KCCA FC sharp striker Nsibambi in position 10 of hottest strikers in Ugandan football.
9. Alex ’Benzema’ Kitata – SC Villa
If you have not faced this short striker then you can doubt his potential, knick named after the Real Madrid Frenchman Karim Benzema, the Sc Villa striker though shot but has scored more goals with the head more than any striker in the AUPL, his taping and shooting on goal has given Shafiq Bisaso’s team hopes of winning a silver ware this season, his combination with Umaru Kasumba in Bisaso’s 4-4-2 Diamond system at Villa part has proved deadly in the first round of the AUPL with Vitalis Tabu and Godrey Lwesibawa bringing in crosses from either wings.
8. Herman Wasswa (Express).
The traditional no 9, he is the Fillipo Inzaghi kind of player he may not need many chances to find the back of the net, though his ball handling is poor but Express striker cannot be underestimated having had a breakthrough season at Masaka LC where he attracted SC Villa render his services scoring a number of goals for the Villa park side later joining KCCA and already has an AUPL golden boot award behind his name, the Express FC center forward with no doubt makes the cut at no 8.
7. Idirisa ‘Torres’ Lubega – Proline FC.
The Singo Saza graduate has attracted attention of many football fanatics with his agility speed, and shooting ability has made him a main stay in Micho Cranes set up, he made the 26 man provisional squad for AFCON where as he played in Masaza in 2014, he has had a quick rise to stardom joining then FBL club Proline where his goals earned him the FBL golden boot in the promotional campaign, then also tussling it out with fellow Cranes mate Muhammad Shaban on Uganda cup golden boot which Onduparaka captain bagged, his goals in AUPL has still helped struggling Proline and will help it survive rekegation, the young star rubs shoulders with the big and old guns in Uganda football top strikers category though more has to be done with his ball work.
6. Geoffrey Serunkuma – KCCA FC.
The ageing KCCA forward who rejuvenated his career at Kajjansi based club Lweza FC catching the attention of Mike Mutebi to render his services back to Lugogo and it has worked out for him back to the national team, the 33 year old former Bidvest wits striker is a proven goal scorer with a number of clubs locally and internationally, at Police,Nalubaale, KCCA locally and with Blomofotein Celtic, Vasco dagama and Bidvest
5. Emma Arnold Okwi-Sønderjysk & Tonny Odur– Vipers
The two strikers draw in 5th position, these are very talented strikers in Ugandan football, with great skills and can do anything on the ball, Okwi has proven a star striker in at the cranes and SC Villa , samba Etolile du Sahel, young Africans and samba in the Tanzanian league and currently at Denmark club Sønderjysk Elitesport, Okwi in the Tanzanian league represents Ugandan strikers and footballers. When Ugandan football is talked about in Tanzanian Okwi is the first name. The former Nkana Red devils striker probably the most talented Ugandan striker but has seemed to be the most un lucky footballer in Ugandan with all his talent has been rare at National team
4. Goeffrey Massa – Baroka FC
The veteran Uganda Cranes striker playing in the ABSA premiership with Baroka, and current national captain his goals for the cranes and a couple of Clubs he has played for in the Uganda top tier with Police FC, appearing 5 time for El Shams scoring four goals, scoring one in 14 Jomo cosmos appearances in 2008´- 2009, scoring 41 in 49 games at Yenicami Agdelen, later returning to South Africa with university of Pretoria in 2013 scoring 13 times in 49 appearances, and at Bloemfontein celtic the Cranes captain scored 2 in 13 appearances currently at new comers and struggling Baroka FC, Massa is of no doubt among the best Ugandan strikers and the ageing striker is in no4
3. Farouk Miya – Standard Liege.
Uganda’s golden boy having scored the sole goal against Comoros at Namboole to send the Cranes to the nation cup after 38 years, Miya a proven striker who can also operate as an attacking midfielder, or a winger showed his scoring abilities long ago with Mawookota saza in 2013, at SMASK, Later his goals helping his parent club SC Vipers to win the AUPL.
Miya who has already scored crucial goals for his European Club Standard liege in the Belgian top tier, many Ugandans will never forget his goals for the Cranes since he earned his maiden call in 2014 by Micho Sredjovic .
2. Robert Sentongo – KCCA FC.
Uganda’s top tier all time goal scorer, Sentongo the veteran striker is undisputed just after breaking the Legendary Majid Musisi record having scored for SC Simba, SC Villa, St George, URA, KCCA and the Uganda national team, The current KCCA striker already on target at several times for the Lugogo based club missed out on Micho’s AFCON squad but he has a rich background behind his name statistically beating any other player in the AUPL however his current form keeps him in the second place.
1. Muhammed ‘Jergeson’ Shaban – Onduparaka FC
Onduparaka captain currently is the hottest property on the menu of the Ugandan football strikers, the teenager emerged Uganda Cup top scorer by then with FBL side Onduparaka and 1st runner up to Proline’s Idirisa Lubega in the FBL, e has show casted his qualities, agility speed, taping, dribble, shooting in the AUPL currently battling it out with fellow Cranes mate Goeffrey Serunkuma for the AUPL golden boot, all what he has done in the Onduparaka promotional year and first round of the AUPL has earned him the footballer of the year accolade so he is unbeatable for the best striker in the country currently.
Other strikers that Kant miss a mention include that doesn’t make the top 10 include Ives striker Yunusu Sentamu, Umar Kasumba Fahad Bayo, veteran Soana striker Hamis Kitagenda,