Mike Mutebi and some of his signings at KCCA Credit: KCCA Media

He is one of the most successful managers in Ugandan club football, and KCCA FC can thank him for one of the greatest trophy-winning periods in football history.

Mike Mutebi became KCCA boss in 2015 for a third stint having managed the club before in 1997 and 2004 and under his leadership so far, the club has won 3 Premier League titles, 2 Uganda Cups, 3 Fufa Super Cups and one Pilsner Super 8 trophy.

In that time, Mutebi has signed 68 players with some yet to make their debuts. But even a man of Mutebi’s successes hasn’t got it right every time in the transfer market.

Mutebi and his signings in September 2017

In that regard, Ismael Kiyonga has taken a look at everyone one of those signings, and rated them on how successful they were in a the famous Yellow and Blue shirt of the Kasasiro. See if you agree with his ratings.

Denis Okot Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Denis Okot Oola – signed from SC Victoria University was near ever present during his spell at the club and even captained it. 8

KCCA FC defender Hassan wasswa Dazo jogs at the Philip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo on Monday, the defender is recovering from a meniscal tear in his left knee Credit: KCCA FC Photo

Hassan Wasswa Dazo – signed from Express FC and started well at the heart of defence partnering Timothy Awany but his career at Lugogo was cut short by a persistent injury. 5

Shaban Kondo signed from Tanzania’s Stand United

Shaban Kondo – signed from Tanzania’s Stand United but failed to blossom and went AWOL midway the first season. 1

Dan Nsubuga in RED joined KCCA in 2015 Credit: File Photo

Dan Nsubuga – signed from SC Victoria University but rarely made the team at Lugogo. 1

Herman Wasswa celebrates one of his goals for KCCA Credit: KCCA FC

Herman Wasswa – re-joined the club from Sofapaka but failed to replicate the goal scoring form he had enjoyed before his departure. 5

Richard Ayiko

Richard Ayiko – signed from Maroons and didn’t perform as well as had been the case at his previous club. 2

Lawrence Kasadha Credit: KCCA FC Media

Lawrence Kasadha – played a handful of games after joining from KPL and later disappeared. 2

Godfrey Ssembatya in action for KCCA in 2015/16 campaign Credit: Daily Monitor

Godfrey Ssembatya – signed from The Saints and started the first four games in the league for the club but later lost his spot. 2

Caesar Okhuti scored for Onduparaka FC against Express FC Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Ceaser Okhuti – the striker failed to replicate his form he had enjoyed at Express after joining in the January window in 2016. 3

Goalkeeper Douglas Kisembo during the Police FC playing days Credit: Kawowo Sports / JOHN BATANUDDE

Douglas Kisembo – made a handful of appearances after joining from Police and failed to give Benjamin Ochan the much needed competition. 2

Isaac Sserunkuma in action for KCCA at the 2015 Cecafa Kagame Cup

Isaac Sserunkuma – joined from Express after a good 2014/15 campaign but could rank among the worst business KCCA has made in the last five years. 1

Farouk Matovu in action against KCCA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Farouk Matovu – impressed Mutebi in a friendly versus Kamwokya and signed him but failed terribly. 1

Shaban celebrates his goal against Vipers while at KCCA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

Muhammad Shaban – controversially joined from Onduparaka in an expensive deal and never disappointed as he scored goals until he fell out with the gaffer. 6

John Revita

John Revita – joined from Express and so far one of the best businesses at the club though his first season ended pre-maturely due to injury. 7

Simon Sserunkuma vies for the ball with Proline’s Mustafa Mujjuzi

Simon Sserunkuma – signed from Tooro United but failed to live up to the hype and potential he possesses. 3

Erisa Sekisambu Credit: John Batanudde

Erisa Ssekisambu – scored a couple of goals and made assists after signing from Gor Mahia last season. 6

Muwadda Mawejje Credit: KCCA FC Media

Muwadda Mawejje – failed to nail a starting place in the team whether as a winger, wingback or fullback. 3

Isaac Muleme Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Isaac Muleme – signed from SC Villa; Solid and defensively astute either as a wingback or fullback. 7

Isaac Kirabira (right) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Isaac Kirabira – joined from The Saints – a superb holding midfielder who was always consistent. 8

Sadam Ibrahim Juma Credit: John Batanudde

Ibrahim Sadam Juma – acquired from Express – never disappoints when fit but has spent most of his time at Lugogo in the sickbay. 5

Allan Kyambadde in KCCA colours Credit: John Batanudde

Allan Kyambadde – joined from SC Villa – reignited his career at Lugogo and earned a recall to the national team. 7

Robert Ssentongo scores against Onduparaka while still at KCCA FC Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Robert Ssentongo – the diminutive forward delivered when he named on the team but fell out with the gaffer. 5

Geoffrey Sserunkuma (L) and Derrick Nsibambi (R) have set up a formidable partnership Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Vincent Kayizzi – joined from Express and consistently did well in the first season. 6

Tom Masiko, Sulaimon Akinyemi, Paul Musamali and Robert Ssentongo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Sulaiman Akinyemi – The Nigerian was reliable when called upon and scored the winner against Villa to hand Mutebi his first title. 5

Martin Mpuuga (far right) has been loaned to Police

Martin Mpuuga – signed from Maroons – spent just half a season at Lugogo. 2

Patrick Henry Kaddu scored 32 goals for KCCA FC in two seasons

Patrick Kaddu – scored goals at Lugogo after joining from Maroons. 8

Hassan Musana – joined from Bul and plays well whenever he gets chance. 5

Geoffrey Sserunkuma Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Geoffrey Sserunkuma – signed from Lweza and scored loads of goals domestically and on the continental. Lethal. 10

Tom Ikara Credit: KCCA FC Media

Tom Ikara – failed to dislodge Lukwago after signing from Busoga United. 2

Jamil Malyamungu Credit: KCCA FC

Jamil Malyamungu – Forever a back up to whoever has the number jersey since signing from Maroons. 5

Jackson Nunda Credit: John Batanudde

Jackson Nunda – a magician whose career has been blighted by injuries. 5

Muzamiru Mutyaba – signed from SC Victoria University. A magician who has been involved in every success since 2015. 9

Charles Lukwago Credit: Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Charles Lukwago – joined from Proline and fought for the number one spot. 8

Gift Ali Credit: John Batanudde

Gift Ali Abubaker – signed from Proline – The true successor to Isaac Kirabira. 7

KCCA midfielder Kezironi Kizito turns away from Fahad Bayo of Vipers SC

Keziron Kizito – returned from India last season but not as consistent so far. 5

Nigerian striker John Ogbuono Odumwegu in action against URA FC

John Odumwegu – the Nigerian forward has just a single goal to his name after joining from Rivers United. 2

Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Brian Majwega Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Brian Majwega – had a good stint at the club before he fell out with Mutebi and company. 6

Tito Okello shoots at goal during KCCA’s game against Masavu at Lugogo on Saturday Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Tito Okello – could play across the forward line but didn’t last at Lugogo. 5

Paul Mucureezi, Allan Kateregga, Mustapha Kizza, Sadam Juma, Muhammad Shaban Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Allan Kateregga – a fans’ favourite after joining on loan from Kenya’s AFC Leopards and lit up Lugogo with his mesmerising performances. 6

Ronald Musana during his stint at KCCA Football Club Credit: KCCA F.C Media

Ronald Musana – arguably the most effective right wingback in Mutebi’s era but didn’t last long at Lugogo. 6

Dan Sserunkuma and Nicholas Kasozi

Nicholas Kasozi – described by Mutebi as Uganda’s Iniesta prior to his debut in Arua but he hasn’t consistently featured in the team. Joined from SC Villa. 6

Bernard Muwanga (left) in action against Busoga United while still at KCCA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Bernard Muwanga – joined from SC Villa – was seen as Awany’s replacement but didn’t get played often. 4.

Nelson Senkatuka played for Proline after leaving KCCA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Nelson Senkatuka – He wasn’t a success at KCCA after a brief stint on loan. 4

Denis Rukundo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Denis Rukundo – A decent right back after joining the club from Maroons. Sold to APR of Rwanda. 5

Magembe on the left

Emmanuel Magembe – Mike Mutebi was insistent that the once highly rated midfielder would be a success. He wasn’t. 2.

Mike Mutebi and Petit Wanok in 2016

Petit Wanok – A name that continually pops up whenever KCCA’s worst signings under Mutebi is debated at any place. 0

Mike Mutebi unveils signing Farouk Kawooya in 2016

Farouk Kawooya – signed from SC Victoria University but never given a true run in the side. 0

Brian Ochwo (25) Credit: File Photo

Brian Ochwo – signed from Simba (UPDF) but I doubt many KCCA fans even remember him at the club. 0

Paul Musamali Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Paul Musamali – At Villa, Mutebi signed him as a striker. At Lugogo, he became a strong defensive pillar playing at the centre and left back well. 7

Allan Oryek

Allan Oryek – signed from Sadolin Paints – failed terribly at Lugogo. 2

Mike Mutyaba in action Credit: John Batanudde

Mike Mutyaba – could actually rank among Mutebi’s best signings. 8

Derrick Nsibambi, Allan Okello, Muhammad Shaban and Solomon Okwalinga Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Solomon Okwalinga – signed from Mbarara City with high hopes but never good enough to earn a place in the starting team. 2

Allan Okello, Mike Mutyba, Mustafa Kizza and Samuel Kato are all on the Algeria

Samuel Kato – he has so far carved a decent career in his first season at Lugogo. 7

Moses Aliro

Moses Aliro – the younger winger cum right back looks set to have an impressive career on return to Lugogo. 3

Sam Ssenyonjo celebrates against Kyetume. The teenager also scored against Mbarara City in the last game

Sam Ssenyonjo – the young striker has scored has been involved in more goals than appearances so far. 6

Abubaker Matsiko – signed from lower division side Artland Katale but I don’t remember his debut. 0

Faisam Malangu at his unveiling at KCCA

Faisam Malangu – The Congolese centre forward left as fast he arrived at Lugogo. 0

Abubaker Saddiq Tijjan

Abubaker Tijan – the Nigerian joined from Katwe United but left before he could even make his debut. 0

Abdallah Muhammad – returned to UPL from Tanzania but failed to make any impact. 0

Faisal Kiberu – the midfielder joined from Nyendo Diamonds but failed to break into the team. 0.

Ibrahim Wammanah – he has spent more time on loan than at Lugogo since joining in 2017. 0

Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte Credit: File Photo

Samuel Kayongo – the striker failed to blossom at Lugogo. 0

Yet to be RATED – joined in the current transfer window:

  1. Ashraf Mugume Fadiga
  2. Charles Lwanga
  3. Mazzengo Lloro
  4. Denis Iguma
  5. Andrew Samson Kigozi
  6. Bright Anukani
  7. Brian Aheebwa

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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