Aheebwa sets target of winning the golden boot with KCCA

After putting pen to paper on a three-year deal with KCCA FC, striker Brian Aheebwa was quick to outline his ultimate goal following his decision to join the Lugogo based outfit.

The 22-year-old was unveiled as KCCA’s sixth signing this transfer window on Sunday during the club’s weekly show on Sanyuka TV.

“Leaving Mbarara City was not an easy decision to make,” Aheebwa said after his unveiling before adding.

“However, I had to make a decision that would improve my football career. I am happy to be here, and I want to score as many goals at KCCA.”

Aheebwa joins the likes of Ashraf Mugume, Charles Lwanga, Stefano Mazengo Loro, Denis Iguma and Bright Anukani who are already at the club.

The striker joins the Kasasiro Boys on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract with the Ankole Lions in June having spent the last four years with Mbarara City.

The forward played a vital role as Mbarara City gained promotion to the top-flight division in 2017, and he leaves as the club’s all-time leading top scorer with 33 goals in all competitions.

During the 2019/2020 UPL season, the 22-year-old striker managed eight league goals for Mbarara and 14 across all competition.

The tally means that he scored more than any player at KCCA a feat that provides a quick indication that he could be thrown in immediately to lead the line in Mike Mutebi’s line up come next season.

Mutebi has been a long-time admirer of the young starlet and he is convinced that his latest acquisition will provide a steady source of goals, but warned that a starting spot is not guaranteed.

“KCCA brought Brian (Aheebwa) to score goals. He is going to compete. A big club must always have competition amongst players. If he plays well, he will start,” Mutebi noted during the player’s unveiling.

The former Mbarara City striker can be used in different numbers upfront given his pace, a good pass and his comfort using both feet.

KCCA was dethroned by their rivals Vipers SC who won the 2019/2020 title and Mutebi has made it clear going by his business in the market that they are going all out to reclaim the title.

The 13-time league champions do face quite a busy schedule next season, with engagements in the CAF Confederations Cup, Pilsner Super 8, the Uganda Cup, defending their CECAFA crown and the league which is earmarked to kick-off on October 17.

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