Ranking Uganda Premier league’s transfers of all time – part 2 covering 12-21
12. Andrew Mukasa – Striker, SC VILLA | From Puma FC – 1998 (undisclosed fee)
Despite KCC FC being the club he supported from childhood, Andrew ‘Fimbo’ Mukasa opted to cross over to Villa Park under the era of tactician David Otti.
Mubiru’s arrival at the Nsambya based side resulted in the ‘MU-MU’ (Mubiru- Mukasa) partnership that ruled the country for long.
He won 4 league titles for SC Villa (1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001) and two Uganda Cups (1998 and 2000) plus, the East African Hedex Cup.
13. Ronald Vvubya – Winger, SC VILLA | From Lufula FC – 1983 (undisclosed fee)
Vvubya joined SC Villa from Mukono-based Lufula FC from where SC Villa official Franco Mugabe spotted him. Before long, he was at Villa Park just in time for 1983 season. He arrived at the same time with hard-hitting Davis Kamoga, Sunday Mokiri, and Geoffrey Higenyi.
Vvubya was capable of scoring from anywhere and terrorized defenses at will, best effective when running at retreating opponents.
He won 6 league titles for SC Villa (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 & 1990), 4 Uganda Cup (1983, 1986, 1988 & 1989) and 1 CECAFA Cup (1987).
14. Sunday Mokiri (RIP) – Winger, SC VILLA | From Tobacco FC – 1983 (undisclosed fee)
Joined SC Villa in 1983 from Jinja based Tobacco FC. He was a wonderful left-winger, but, fell out with his bosses and left SC Villa in 1990.
During his 7-year spell with SC Villa, He won six league titles for SC Villa (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 & 1990), four Uganda Cup (1983, 1986, 1988 & 1989) and one CECAFA Cup (1987).
15. Steven Bogere – Midfielder, SC VILLA | From Tobacco FC – 1987 (undisclosed fee)
At Tobacco, Bogere’s quality tickled top clubs including SC Villa and KCC. In 1986, Bogere led Tobacco to the second position in the league and also lost to Villa in the Uganda Cup final.
Bogere tormented Villa that club boss Patrick Kawooya made it a point to sign him on, a feat he eventually achieved in 1987. Bogere led Villa to the league and cup ‘double’ in 1988 and 1989
16. Jackson Mayanja – Midfielder, KCCA FC | From Police FC – 1986 (undisclosed fee)
Division One side Police FC recruited him in 1985 but remained a trainee because of his diminutive size. When he matured in his game, KCC FC officials spotted him in 1986 and later drafted him into the senior side.
With his childhood idol, the legendary Phillip Omondi moving towards retirement, coupled with Godfrey Kateregga’s move to rivals SC Villa, KCC FC needed a play-maker to fill that gap. Mayanja was groomed to be the successor.
He went on to play a key role as the Club won the 1991 League and the 1987 and 1990 Uganda Cup titles. Mayanja scored 8 league goals. And boy, he had style! So good was that he had become one of the most entertaining players in Ugandan football.
17. Ashe Mukasa – Winger, Express FC | From NIC FC – 1973 (undisclosed fee)
Ashe Mukasa was famed for his smartness and expressive style of play; attributes that endeared him to the Express faithful and teammates alike
He played a key role as the club won the 1974 and 1975 league titles. He went on to shine with the club in the Africa Club Championship, playing his heart out against Cameroon’s Caiman FC and Enugu Rangers of Nigeria.
Mukasa became a household name and several upcoming players called themselves “Ashe.”
18. Stanley “tank” Mubiru(RIP) – Winger, Express FC | From NIC FC – 1973 (undisclosed fee)
Mubiru’s devastating performances for The Cranes persuaded Express Team Manager Abdul Kasujja to sign him.
Mubiru was among the jubilant Express players that lined behind Ibrahim Dafala to receive Express’ first-ever league trophy
He continued his exploits and Express retained the 1975 league title. His admiration didn’t stop at Express FC, but rival fans cheered his driving power of attack especially the outrageous and improbable as he overcame tackle after tackle from opponents
19. Simon Sserunkuma – Winger, Victors FC | From Mutundwe Lions FC – 2007 (undisclosed fee)
Sserunkuma’s arrival at Victors had an immediate impact on the team’s performance and the profile of the player multiplied immensely.
He made his debut during the 2007 season in a game against Kampala City Council FC. During his time with Victors FC, he won the 2008 Super League most valuable player and Uganda Cup in the same year
He became the most expensive player in Ugandan history when SC Villa paid Victors FC 16 million shillings ($10,000) in May 2009
20. Erisa Ssekisambu – Winger, Vipers SC | From SC Villa – 2015 (Free Agent)
Ssekisambu joined Vipers SC in July 2015 after the expiration of his contract with SC Villa. He scored a respectable number of goals for Vipers both in the league and Uganda Cup.
Ssekisambu banged a brace in Vipers 3-1 win against Onduparaka FC at Nakivubo to claim their first-ever Uganda Cup trophy in 2016
He also played a vital part as Vipers SC claimed their third league title in 2018 before he moved to Kenya’s Gor Mahia at the end of the season.
21. Geoffrey Sserunkuma – Forward, KCCA FC | From Lweza FC – 2017 (Free Agent)
Who would have thought the striking line from a relegated Lweza side would deliver one of the best transfers in recent memory? This was a turning for veteran striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma who had rejoined the Lugogo based side for a second spell.
He scored 31 goals in 2016-2017, bagged the league top scorer accolade plus guiding KCCA FC to their first-ever domestic double (2016-2017 league title and Uganda Cup trophy)
He was voted the 2017 Most Valuable Player before he moved to Zambia’s Buildcon FC.
to be continued…
Part of the information used in this article was contributed to by;
- Hassan Badru Zziwa – The Observer Media Ltd, Andrew Mwanguhya
- The Daily Monitor Publications, Tendo Nicta Musoke – Sportsfan
- Magazine, Paul Mukatabala – FUFA.