With the scarcity of goals in the league in the previous seasons, Kawowo sports brings you a reminder on Uganda's past top scorers in the league since its inception with the number of goals they managed. Here are the "GOLDEN BOOT" winners.
He is among the pioneer Express FC players. In the 1969 season, Kitonsa scored 36 league goals. His goals however could only help the Red eagles to runners up in the league. He currently resides in
Ndeeba and rarely misses an Express FC game at Wankulukuku.
He top scored in the league with 18 goals despite playing only 14 league matches for Simba SC in 1971. Currently resides in Kitintale and always watches league games especially at Namboole and Nakivubo.
JOY SSEBULIBA: He was leading the charts with 17 goals for Lint FC in 1973 but the league never got to an end as it was politically ended.
PETER KIRUMIRA (RIP): He won the golden boot in 1974 scoring 14 goals for Express FC helping the team win the league that season.
CHRIS DDUNGU: He led the goal scoring charts with 12 goals in 1975 while featuring for KCC FC.
NTESIBE JOHN: He top scored in 1976 with 14 goals in 22 league games while playing for Express FC. The Wankulukuku based side however finished second.
DENIS OBUA (RIP): He was the top scorer in 1977 playing for Police FC. He scored 24 goals. Surprisingly, the cops finished nineth on the table.
JIMMY "THE KAISER" KIRUNDA: Despite playing as a centre back, The kaiser top scored in the league with 32 goals helping KCC FC to finish runners up in 1978. His record of highest league goals was only broken by Mukasa Andrew 21 years later. He currently works with FUFA.
KAMOGA DAVIS a.k.a BLACK BOMBER: Nicknamed 'Black Bomber' by the fans for his hard shot. In 1979, he led the scorer's chart with 18 goals at KCC FC. His goals however could only help the Yellow lads to second on the table. He repeated the same feat in 1980 this time netting 21 goals. Amazingly, KCC FC finished third. He is currently based in Ntinda.
ISSA SSEKATAWA: In 1981 while playing for Nytil FC, he scored 18 goals making him the league top scorer. He did the same in 1982 and 1983 scoring 22 and 21 goals respectively while at Express FC. He resides in Maganjo.
FRANK KYAZZE: He was the top scorer in 1984 netting 18 goals for KCC FC. In 1985, he again won the golden boot scoring 28 goals helping the Lugogo based side to lift the title. He is a resident of Bunamwaya, a business man and a politician.
CHARLES LETTI: While playing for Tobacco FC, he won the golden boot in 1986 when he scored 29 goals that year. Tobacco finished runners up in the league. He is the Fufa delegate for Arua region.
MAGID MUSISI (RIP): Nicknamed Tyson Mike by the fans. He won his maiden golden boot after scoring 28 goals in 1987 for SC.Villa. He repeated the feat in 1989, 1990 and 1992 netting 15, 28 and 29 goals respectively. He is the only player to have top scored in four league seasons.
MATHIAS KAWEESA: Top scored in 1988 with 17 goals while playing for Nsambya FC. Again, he won the golden boot in 1991 scoring 18 goals with Coffee. He did repeat the same for the third time scoring 20 goals in 1993 while at SC.Villa.
ADOLF BORA: Was the golden boy in 1994 when he scored 21 goals for Coffee. Surprisingly, his club could only manage to finish seventh in the league.
IBRAHIM KIZITO: While playing for UEB, Kizito netted 20 goals helping the Electricity body to runners up in 1995. He is a business man in Katwe.
KIWANUKA DAVID a.k.a Tirika: Won the golden boot in 1996 when he scored 21 while playing for UEB. His team finished fourth.
JACKSON MAYANJA AND CHARLES OGWANG: Both scored 18 goals and jointly won the golden boot in 1997. Mayanja was playing for KCC FC and his goals helped his side to the Championship. Ogwang was at Umeme FC then.
CHARLES KAYEMBA (RIP): The big lad top scored the 1998 league season with 12 goals helping SC.Villa to win the title.
ANDREW 'FIMBO' MUKASA:
Holds the record for the most number of league goals scored in a single season. He was the golden boy in 1999 scoring 45 goals for Villa. He was at it again as he netted 27 league goals in 2000. On both occassions, SC.Villa won the championship. His career was disrupted by a mental disorder and never played at a high level since his transfer from Villa to Express FC. He is currently at URA FC trying to relaunch his career though he has only been restricted to a cameo substitute appearance against Police FC in the league this season.
HASSAN 'FIGO' MUBIRU:
Nicknamed Figo after his transfer from Villa to Express FC in a similar fashion Luis Figo did to transfer from Barcelona to arch rivals Real Madrid. Was the league top scorer on three consecutive times scoring 27 in 2001, 22 in 2002 and 16 in 2003 while at Express FC. He holds the record for the highest number of league goals.
DAVID KIWANUKA AND ROBERT SSENTONGO: Both scored 10 league goals in the 2004/05 season. Kiwanuka was playing for URA FC while Ssentongo was at Simba SC. The latter currently plays for URA FC and leads the scoring charts this season with 12 goals.
MARTIN MUWANGA & GEOFREY SSERUNKUMA: In a league that was played on a knock out basis, the duo jointly won the golden boot notching 8 goals. Muwanga's goals helped Police clinch the league title after beating Villa on penalties in the finals. He currently plays with Bunamwaya SC while Sserunkuma plays professional football in South Africa.
DAN WALUSIMBI: The current interim UFA boss was the golden boy in 2006 after topping the charts with 15 goals while playing at Police FC.
HAMIS KITAGENDA: He top scored in the 2006/07 after notching 20 goals for URA FC. His goals helped the tax collectors win the title. He is back at URA FC after a stint with Rwanda's Atraco FC.
BRIAN UMONY and OLOBO BRUNO: The duo struck 15 goals to win the golden boot in 2007/08. Umony's goals won KCC FC the league title they had last won in 1997. Olobo was playing at Police. Currently, Umony plays for Bingh Dongh FC in Vietnam.
DIEGO HAMIS KIIZA: Scored 14 goals in the 2010/11 season that helped URA FC win the league title. He plays at Yanga FC of Tanzania currently.