KCCA FC officially parted ways with Mike Mutebi on Monday ending a five year tenure.
He became KCCA boss in 2015 for a third stint having managed the club before in 1997 and 2004 and under his leadership, the club won 3 Premier League titles, 2 Uganda Cups, 4 Fufa Super Cups and one Pilsner Super 8 trophy.
This article, originally written by Ismael Kiyonga looks at all the 68 players that featured under his reign.
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.
Signed from Tanzania’s Stand United but failed to blossom and went AWOL midway the first season.
Dan Nsubuga – Signed from SC Victoria University but rarely made the team at Lugogo.
Herman Wasswa – Re-joined the club from Sofapaka but failed to replicate the goal scoring form he had enjoyed before his departure.
Richard Ayiko – Signed from Maroons and didn’t perform as well as had been the case at his previous club.
Lawrence Kasadha – Played a handful of games after joining from KPL and later disappeared. He is now at Gadafi FC
Godfrey Ssembatya – Signed from The Saints and started the first four games in the league for the club but later lost his spot.
Ceaser Okhuti – The striker failed to replicate his form he had enjoyed at Express after joining in the January window in 2016.
Douglas Kisembo – Made a handful of appearances after joining from Police and failed to give Benjamin Ochan the much needed competition.
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.
Farouk Matovu – Impressed Mutebi in a friendly versus Kamwokya and signed him but failed terribly.
Muhammad Shaban – Controversially joined from Onduparaka in an expensive deal and never disappointed as he scored goals until he fell out with the gaffer.
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.
Simon Sserunkuma – Signed from Tooro United but failed to live up to the hype and potential he possesses.
Erisa Ssekisambu – Scored a couple of goals and made assists after signing from Gor Mahia.
Muwadda Mawejje – Failed to nail a starting place in the team whether as a winger, wingback or fullback.
Isaac Muleme – Signed from SC Villa; Solid and defensively astute either as a wingback or fullback.
Isaac Kirabira – Joined from The Saints – a superb holding midfielder who was always consistent.
Ibrahim Sadam Juma – Acquired from Express – never disappoints when fit but spent most of his time at Lugogo in the sickbay.
Allan Kyambadde – Joined from SC Villa – reignited his career at Lugogo and earned a recall to the national team. He now plays at El Gouna in Egypt.
Robert Ssentongo – The diminutive forward delivered when he was named on the team but fell out with the gaffer.
Vincent Kayizzi – Joined from Express and consistently did well in the first season.
Sulaiman Akinyemi – The Nigerian was reliable when called upon and scored the winner against Villa to hand Mutebi his first title.
Martin Mpuuga – Signed from Maroons – spent just half a season at Lugogo.
Patrick Kaddu – Scored goals at Lugogo after joining from Maroons.
Hassan Musana – Joined from BUL FC and plays well whenever he gets chance. He is the longest serving player on the current team.
Geoffrey Sserunkuma – Signed from Lweza and scored loads of goals domestically and on the continental.
Tom Ikara – Failed to dislodge Lukwago after signing from Busoga United.
Jamil Malyamungu – Forever a back up to whoever has the number jersey since signing from Maroons.
Jackson Nunda – A magician whose career has been blighted by injuries. He is now at URA FC.
Muzamiru Mutyaba – Signed from SC Victoria University. A magician who was involved in every success since 2015.
Charles Lukwago – Joined from Proline and fought for the number one spot.
Gift Ali Abubaker – Signed from Proline – The true successor to Isaac Kirabira.
Keziron Kizito – Returned from India but not as consistent so far.
John Odumwegu – The Nigerian forward scored just a single at KCCA FC.
Brian Majwega – Had a good stint at the club before he fell out with Mutebi and company.
Tito Okello – Could play across the forward line but didn’t last at Lugogo.
Allan Kateregga – A fans’ favourite after joining on loan from Kenya’s AFC Leopards and lit up Lugogo with his mesmerising performances.
Ronald Musana – Arguably the most effective right wingback in Mutebi’s era but didn’t last long at Lugogo.
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.
Bernard Muwanga – Joined from SC Villa – was seen as Awany’s replacement but didn’t get played often until he left.
Nelson Senkatuka – He wasn’t a success at KCCA after a brief stint on loan.
Denis Rukundo – A decent right back after joining the club from Maroons. Sold to APR of Rwanda.
Emmanuel Magembe – Mike Mutebi was insistent that the once highly rated midfielder would be a success. He wasn’t.
Petit Wanok – A name that continually pops up whenever KCCA’s worst signings under Mutebi is debated at any place.
Farouk Kawooya – Signed from SC Victoria University but never given a true run in the side.
Brian Ochwo – Signed from Simba (UPDF) but I doubt many KCCA fans even remember him at the club.
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.
Allan Oryek – Signed from Sadolin Paints – failed terribly at Lugogo.
Mike Mutyaba – Could actually rank among Mutebi’s best signings.
Solomon Okwalinga – Signed from Mbarara City with high hopes but never good enough to earn a place in the starting team.
Samuel Kato – He carved a decent career in his first season at Lugogo but no longer among the first options after reportedly falling out with Mutebi.
Moses Aliro – The young winger cum right back looks set to have an impressive career on return to Lugogo.
Sam Ssenyonjo – The young striker has shown potential in the few games he has been at KCCA FC.
Abubaker Masiko– He was signed from then FUFA Big League side Artland Katale but I don’t remember his debut.
Faisam Malangu – The Congolese centre forward left as fast he arrived at Lugogo.
Abubaker Tijan – The Nigerian joined from Katwe United but left before he could even make his debut.
Abdallah Muhammad – Returned to UPL from Tanzania but failed to make any impact.
Faisal Kiberu – The midfielder joined from Nyendo Diamonds but failed to break into the team.
Ibrahim Wammanah – He has spent more time on loan than at Lugogo since joining in 2017 and is now at UPDF FC.
Samuel Kayongo – The striker failed to blossom at Lugogo.
Ashraf Mugume Fadiga – Joined from Vipers SC last season and he has been one of the best performers this season.
Charles Lwanga – Seven goals to his name this campaign since joining from SC Villa.
Mazzengo Lloro – He called him the conductor of the team but nothing of the kind has been seen.
Denis Iguma – Added steel to the backline but has been in and out of the team because of injuries.
Andrew Samson Kigozi – Joined from Police FC and has often been deployed as a right wing back.
Bright Anukani – He is on loan from Proline FC.
Brian Aheebwa – Made a perfect start scoring 7 goals in the 5 but has since gone off the boil.