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Ranked: Best Young Forwards in StarTimes Uganda Premier League

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Sam Ssenyonjo celebrates after scoring for Wakiso Giants

Just like we did last season (2020/21), as we introduced players who we thought were the best young forwards in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, here is our U23 players who impressed throughout the 2021/22 SUPL season that ended a few days ago.

Sadat Anaku – KCCA FC

Anaku scored a brilliant goal against Vipers at Kitende | Courtsey Photo

We start off our list with KCCA striker Sadat Anaku who has been impressive for the Kasasiro Boys since he was promoted in 2019.

This past season, he had eight goals and two assists and was one of KCCA best performers in a season where the Kasasiro Boys struggled with getting results.

Eric Kambale – Express FC

Having finished the 2020/21 season a goal below SUPL top scorer Yunus Sentamu ( who had 16), The 23-year old finished the past season with eight goals to his name and that’s ranks him as one of the best young forwards in the league currently.

Steven Mukwala – URA FC
StarTimes UPL, Mukwala - URA 2-1 UPDF, KCCA FC 3-1 Busoga United

At 22 years, Mukwala is one of most consistent forwards in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.He has notched in double digit goals in the past three season.

He had 13 goals in the 2019/20 season with a relegated Maroons FC before he had 14 for URA FC in his first season there.

In the 2021/22 season, he finished fifth on the topscorers chats with 13 goals in 24 games. The Tax Collectors forward also had three assists to his name.

Sam Ssenyonjo – KCCA/ Wakiso Giants

Sam Ssenyonjo celebrates after scoring for Wakiso Giants

After not playing alot of minutes for KCCA in the first round, the 19-year old was loaned to Wakiso Giants for the rest of the season.

At Wakiso Giants, he secured the much needed minutes and finished the season with incredible seven goals in 18 appearances in all competitions.

Cromwell Rwothomio – URA FC

What a season that Cromwell Rwothomio has had!

Flitting between a role as a central striker and from wide, Cromwell scrapes onto our list after really stepping up this season.

The magical forward was top-notch in past season, finding the back of the net 14 times despite played in only 24 games ( 1908 minutes in particular)

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