URA talisman, Steven Desse Mukwala exhibited a great display of modesty when he credited his teammates and technical staff for the upturn in events that have seen him score two goals in his last two league games.

This he highlighted in the aftermath of the Tax Collectors’ 1-0 victory against KCCA on Saturday evening. An encounter which in all honesty lived up to the billing. Hosted at the Arena of Visions, Ndejje University.

The forward gave his side and the game, the lone goal of the evening in the 37th minute, after sweetly meeting Saidi Kyeyune’s inch-perfect corner kick hence directing it far beyond the opposition goalkeeper’s reach.

Mukwala Steven celebrating after putting URA FC ahead against KCCA FC.

Earlier in the week, Tuesday to be specific, the forward had in spectacular fashion given URA a numerical advantage in the game after coming on as a second-half substitution.

Scoring with yet another headed effort, but a mouthwatering one at that. The trend, at least going by the bar he has set has literally been a masterclass in scoring with his head. He spoke to the URA FC Media about the victory.

“The turnaround in results has to be credited to the team because we had an assessment of ourselves with the coaches to understand what was stopping us from winning games,” Mukwala told URA Media.

“The mentality of the players was also instrumental in claiming this victory. We went on the drawing board in the build-up to the game and it helped.”

Mukwala celebrating his 75th minute header against Gadaffi FC in Jinja city.

Mukwala would further highlight the importance of defensive discipline in this encounter, but also could not hesitate to speak about the importance of the victory, and the results of the like to them as players.

“As players, the victory shows that we are improving in every game. We didn’t manage to win our previous game but we learnt from it and managed to see out this one”

Mukwala Steven

“Of course we needed our defenders to bring up the touch mentality in order to ensure that our goal was defended. They did a great job.”

Just like any other forward that would jump at the question of ambition, Mukwala was no different when asked to document his targets in terms of goals to score in the league.

“My personal target of scoring fifteen or more goals in the league still stands. I still dream big and I am looking forward to achieving that,” he summed.

The Tax Collectors will return to action in February this year, where they will take on both Busoga United and Solitilo Bright Stars in a bid to complete their two games in hand.

John Bugembe
January 9, 2022