Even though there are many forwards at KCCA FC, head coach Morley Byekwaso will have to zero down to the best options.
And, according to former KCCA captain and coach Sam Ssimbwa, it is Muhammad Shaban that will get the nod over everyone else up front.
“The club is trying to find a solution to the scoring problem and the return of Shaban may help,” Ssimbwa told Football256 in an interview.
“Many were given a chance last season but they did not deliver, some have moved on while others are still around.”
“I know there will still be competition but it is Shaban that will be used as the first priority because there is plenty of goals in his legs.”
“He scored many goals when he first came to KCCA. Even last season at Onduparaka, he showed who he is when it comes to goal scoring. To me he is the best striker in the league,” he added.
Patrick Kaddu, Erisa Ssekisambu, and Davis Kasirye are some of the forwards that have left the club.
The current bunch has seven well-established strikers with the eighth in Daniel Isiagi pending unveiling.
Shaban and Congolese Simon Tshisungu Kankonde are the latest additions. The duo joins the already available Brian Aheebwa, Sadat Anaku, Charles Lwanga, and Brian Kayanja.
On the other hand, Sam Ssenyonjo has returned from his season-long loan spell at Wakiso Giants FC where he impressed.
It remains to be seen whether more others will leave the club. During the 2021/22 season, the Kasasiro Boys registered their lowest number of goals scored (41) since the 2015/16 season when they scored 39 goals.
Anaku and Kasirye were the club’s joint leading goal scorers in the league with seven goals each, a low return.