Steven Mukwala (right) raises his hands in celebration after scoring the second goal for Vipers against Masavu at Bugonga play ground Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
[/media-credit] Steven Mukwala (left) raises his hands in celebration after scoring the second goal for Vipers against Masavu at Bugonga play ground Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Steven Mukwala scored his first Uganda Premier League during Vipers 2-0 win against promoted Masavu at the Fisheries Training Institute playground in Bugonga, Entebbe.

The robust and gangly center forward was signed from Edgars Youth Academy where he had spent close to 5 seasons.

Mukwala has vowed to fight for a starting slot on the star studded side and maintain the scoring touch.

I am happy to be at Vipers Sports Club.

We are one happy family and ready to work hard to maintain a starting slot on the team.

My first league goal at the club was long overdue. I vow to work hard and score so often.

Born 19 years ago in Kasese, Mukwala has of late been playing with Ssingo Ssaza team in the Airtel Masaza Cup tournament where he finished joint top scorer with 8 goals.

Ssingo was second to eventual winners Gomba after losing 1-0 in the well contested final.

The young striker is glad for the teamwork spirit at Vipers, an important ingrident in team bonding.

We are all a happy family. The team is united and I have settled in well with the rest of my fellow players.

The coaching staff, non playing staff and my fellow players are all one unit

Mukwala’s former coach at Edgars Youth Football Academy, Arthur Kyesmira signs praise of the young forward.

Steven (Mukwala) is disciplined on and off the pitch.

He is fast, good on one on ones, can shoot with both feet, quality heading abilities.

He is a potential goal scoring great, and he wears the face of a winner in games.

He has the ability to develop into one of the best strikers in the country and in the region of East Africa.

He is a coach’s delight

[/media-credit] Steven Mukwala (left) in action during the Uganda Cranes’ recent regional tour in West Nile at the Bar Okoro stadium in Zombo. Credit: Kawowo Sports

Vipers Sports Club currently leads the Uganda Premier League standings

”2017-18

PosTeamWDLGD
1773217150
2723816100
358432655
450532443
55136407
64635454
7414144-12
8443151-3
9432953-12
103455383
11383145-25
12313432-2
13232536-20
14203431-24
15211733-26
16101512-4
1711818-20
1851410-6
196915-18
2051113-12
2151115-26
224521-34
232721-38
2401019-31
253005
262311
272003
282002
292000
301103
311102
321111
33111-1
341011
350300
361010
361010
38102-1
39039-24
400200
400200
420200
430210-25
440103
45011-2
46010-3
47012-4
480000
480000
480000
480000
52001-1
53002-2
54002-3
55003-4

Miguel Da Costa’s outfit has won against BUL, SC Villa and Masavu, only drawing away in their opening game to Bright Stars at Mwererwe.

Vipers’ next match at hand with be away to Police at Mandela National Stadium on 14th October 2017.

Profile:

  • Name: Steven Dese Mukwala
  • Date of Birth: 19th April 1999
  • Place of Birth: Kasese, Western Uganda
  • Nationality: Ugandan
  • Parent: Madine Nakanwagi
  • Education: Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (class of 2016, Kibuli Secondary school)
  • Former club: Edgars Football Club (Vice-captain)
  • National team: Cranes Na Mutima (Uganda Cranes local/internal tour)
  • Position: Forward
  • Stronger foot: Right
  • Strength: Pace, Shooting accuracy with both feet and excellent technical ability
  • Ambition: Develop into a complete professional striker for club and country

Statistics:

2014/15:

  • Edgars Youth Football Club (9 appearances: 17 Goals)
  • Edgars Youth Football Club U-17 (5 appearances: 17 Goals)

2015/16:

  • Edgars Youth Football Club (11 appearances: 15 Goals)

 2016/17:

  • Edgars Youth Football Club (18 appearances: 20 Goals)

Awards & Honours:

  •               League top scorer: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
  •               Top scorer: Inaugural national U-17 FUFA Juniors League (17)
  •               Champion National Coca-Cola schools championships 2016 (Kibuli S.S)
  •               Top scorer Kampala schools football championship
  •               Picked on Select team team, national Coca-Cola schools championship 2016
  •               Best player, Rubaga division 4th division league
  •               MVP, Edgars Youth Football Club  – 2016

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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