Forward Samuel Ssekamatte has found himself in bright form for Soltilo Bright Stars FC, netting goals game after another.
And it is such amazing consistent that has humbled head coach Baker Mbowa.
“During my playing time, I was a striker and I have shared with Ssekamatte the secret of scoring goals,” Mbowa told Football256 in an interview.
“And I told him that when you listen to what I am telling you and you put it into action, definitely you are going to score goals here in Uganda and everyone will be proud of you.”
Ssekamatte was one of the scorers as Bright Stars came from a goal down to beat Express FC 2-1, in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday at the Kavumba Recreation Centre.
Ibrahim Kayiwa gave the Red Eagles a halftime lead before Ssekamatte and Emmanuel Loki scored in the second half for the hosts to collect maximum points from a losing position.
Ssekamatte should have scored a brace on the day, but he missed a penalty at the stroke of halftime.
“By the way things are going, he ought to have listened to what I shared with him and kept on practicing and here we are, scoring has become part of him.”
“Yes other strikers from other clubs are scoring goals, but the level of consistency Ssekamatte is showing is exceptional, Mbowa noted before adding.
“If he can continue like this, I definitely expect him to challenge for the leading goal-scorers crown.”
Ssekamatte is the club’s top scorer on 11 goals across all competitions, nine in the League and two in the Stanbic Uganda Cup with Joseph Akandwanaho his closest teammate on seven all coming in the league.
Ssekamatte has netted in all Bright Star’s last four league games played.
With the help of Ssekamatte, Bright Stars are enjoying a brilliant season more so in the second round where they have won all four of their games played.
And Mbowa believes, it is the spirit of teamwork that has brought them this far and urges his boys not to back off.
“If you try to see the way we play, we do not give up easily even in the games that we have lost we have been fighting until we can not do much so that is the drive we have got as a team.”
“And I expect us to keep that mentality and character and also play real football until the end of the season and see where we shall have finished,” he concluded.
Bright Stars has won three games from losing positions this season against Express and Wakiso Giants FC and MYDA FC in the first round.
They currently sit seventh on the 16-team log on 29 points from 19 outings and host URA FC next on Saturday, April 24.