KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi is buoyant after the club unveiled ninth signing Juma Balinya.
Balinya is an attacking midfielder and can as well play as a forward – He was the UPL top scorer with 19 goals in the 2018/19 season.
Balinya is seen by many as a direct replacement for Mike Mutyaba who was used as a forward during his time at KCCA FC.
Speaking during the unveiling, Mutebi said that he will use Balinya in the attaching midfield role.
“He will play in the midfield. Simple. He will compete with the likes of Ashraf Mugume, Kiiza (Joseph Bukenya), Sserwadda (Steven),” Mutebi confirmed.
“He is part of the generation that promised much but didn’t deliver what everyone had expected. The public knew so much of these players.
“But with the organisation we have, my technical team, I expect the best from him. We want to continue improving these players, they still have about five years to make a difference, you all know what happened with Geoffrey Sserunkuma when he came here, he managed to rejuvenate his career.”
Mutebi said that Balinya has been signed to help the club win because its “win win win here.”
Mutebi – We need to score 100 Goals
Mutebi says that the addition of Balinya enhances their dream of scoring 100 goals in a season.
“If we can get 10+ goals from each of the forwards like Brian Aheebwa, Sadat Anaku and Ssenyonjo,” Mutebi started. “Then eight goals from each attacking midfielder, we can improve the chances. Balinya will add more to our goal scoring chances. We have been league top goalscorers like for the last five seasons but we have been scoring like 60 goals. We need 100 goals. We need to up it, but it will come with these players being consistent.”
Balinya, a goal scoring midfielder, will be a great asset as he has the ability to set up the attackers and an eye for the goal as well.
Most Goals Scored In A Single League season
In the 2000s era, no club has scored 100 goals in a single league season.
The last team to reach the 100-goal mark is SC Villa when they bagged 108 goals in 1999. Express scored 85 in that season as well, but the teams were 20 and each club played 38 games.
In 2000, Villa scored 87 from 30 games.
KCCA scored 68 goals from 28 games in the 2001 with 14 teams in the league then.
In the 2008/9 season, three teams (URA, KCCA and Bunamwaya) scored 60 goals each.
Most goals in a single season in the last 10 editions
2019/20 – KCCA (42)
2018/19 – KCCA (61)
2017/18 – KCCA (54)
2016/17 – KCCA (59)
2015/16 – URA (47)
2014/15 – SC Villa (50)
2013/14 – KCCA (60)
2012/13 – KCCA (50)
2011/12 – Bunamwaya (46)
2010/11 – URA (41)