Following today’s exciting news of the former Vipers and Villa striker completing a move to Mbarara City FC, we take a look at some of the numbers (Statistics) that make the Mbarara City’s new signing so far.
Mutanda burst onto the scene in 2010 when he joined Buikwe Red Stars, a first division team which was then coached by Simon Mugwera and in 2014, he was snapped up by Vipers following a friendly game between the Vipers and Buikwe that ended 4-2.
Mutanda had a hand in the result, scoring one of the two goals for the first division side.
He then joined the feeder side, St. Mary’s SS Kitende, and was part of the 2015 Copa Cocacola post primaries competition winning team which was held in Hoima.
He also played in the FUFA Junior League and helped the Vipers Junior team win the 2015/16 Development league.
The following year, 2016/17, Bashir Mutanda alongside Ashraf Mandela, and Geoffrey Waswa were promoted to the Vipers Senior team.
Here are some of the numbers that make Mutanda.
Bashir Mutanda played only four (4) games in his first season at the Kitende based side, starting only one against SC Villa at Nakivubo before being sent on loan to Kirinya Jinja SS in January that year to get more playing time.
At Kirinya Jinja SS
At the Jinja based side, he managed five (5) goals in just the second half of the 2016/2017 season, playing as a false nine.
When his loan spell at Kirinya Jinja SS, Mutanda was released by Vipers and he immediately joined SC Villa at the start of the 2018-19 season.
In his first season at Villa, Mutanda found the back of the net thirteen (13) times in 27 league games under coach Moses Basena. He also scored two (2) goals in the Uganda cup against Lugazi Municipal at Namboole.
His second season at SC Villa was plagued by a left-ankle injury that restricted him to only eleven (11) games and fond the back of the net only twice (against Police in a 2-2 draw at StarTimes Stadium and in a 1-0 win over Vipers at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende).
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