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The Knowledge: League top scorers ever

Sam Wamala says; Mr Zziwa, recently I had a disagreement with a friend about Uganda Cranes team which played against Nigeria in 1993; did Paul Hasule, Magid Musisi, George Nsimbe and Sam Kabugo play in that team? And who was the captain then?


Apart from Musisi, the rest were injured and didn’t play. In fact, Musisi was the captain. Here is the full team; Sadiq Wassa, George Ssimwogerere, Adam Semugabi, Robert Mukiibi, Charles Temaligwe, Rajab Sekalye, Idi Batambuze, Robert Aloro, Madid Musisi, Jackson Mayanja and Sula Kato (Fred Tamale).

Jonathan Akweteireho [jaar28g@yahoo.co.uk) says; I like your history of the sports gurus. Last week’s obituary of Nafutali Gumbya Musoke was really touching.

In it you also mentioned Samuel Baker Kasigwa. I often interact with him about that famous Cranes trip to UK in the 50s. He also lives an unhappy life in poverty, but still a little strong to tell his story. He lives in Kisalizi Village at the Masindi-Hoima common border. Can you also profile him?

I still believe going by the records and his fellow ex-internationals, he was the ‘best right winger’ the country has ever produced. I have talked to Kasigwa twice and in the near future I will definitely profile him.

Samson Luwuge says’ I always read your articles about our former stars and they are really interesting. Can you please give me a brief profile of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) coach Alex Isabirye?

I’ve followed Isabirye’s career right from his days at Jinja-based Nile FC in the 90s before moving to Scoul, then SC Villa and also had a stint with Express FC before joining URA. He retired just two years ago before his appointment as URA coach a year ago. He is officially 31, and is the second youngest coach ever to win the national league title after KCC’s Moses Nsereko, who won it at 29 in 1981.

Rajab Kalega Mazinga of Kiwatule says; I’ve come to realise that Ugandan strikers are too blunt, going by last season’s league. Can you name the top five players with the highest number of goals in the history of the league?

Andrew Mukasa’s 45 goals in 1999 are the highest in a single season with Jimmy Kirunda a distant second with his 32 in 1978. Each of Charles Letti (1986), Magid Musisi (1992) and Mathias Kaweesa (1993) scored 29 goals.

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