Ugandan forward Stephen Mukwala grateful to Asante Kotoko fans after joining club

Published on: 03 August 2022

Ugandan striker Stephen Dese Mukwala has expressed his gratitude to Asante Kotoko supporters for the beautiful reception after completing a move to the club.

The Porcupine Warriors on Wednesday announced the signing of the Uganda international striker ahead of the upcoming season.

Mukwala sealed his transfer to the two-time African Champions after signing a two-year contract on a free transfer.

The former Uganda Premier League top scorer who has been a top target for the Porcupine Warriors for the past two seasons has finally signed for the Ghanaian giants.

Speaking after his unveiling, the former Uganda Revenue Authority attacker expressed his delight to join Kotoko and has therefore vowed to contribute his quota towards the development of the club.

“Basically, I want to thank the fans of mighty Asante Kotoko for the beautiful reception, I already feel at home because of the love showed me in the last few days and I promise to repay that faith and believe in me. I can’t wait to get started” he said.

The 23-year-old highly rated striker spent the 2019-20 season at Maroons FC where he was crowned top scorer of the Uganda Premier League.

He netted 13 goals in 23 appearances to emerge goal king of the 2019/2020 campaign while on loan from Vipers SC.

After his failed move to Ghana, the highly-rated striker signed for URA.

In his first season at the URA, the prolific attacker finished the 2020-21 campaign as the 3rd top scorer with 14 goals in 24 matches.

Mukawala in the second season at URA scored 13 goals in 26 games in the Ugandan top-flight, five behind the top scorer Cesar Lobi Manzoki who netted 18 goals at the end of the 2021-22 campaign.

Mukwala made his competitive debut for the Uganda national team on 6 September 2021 when the Cranes played Mali in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

He has 11 international caps for the Uganda national team in total since making his debut and is also yet to score a goal.

Mukawala has 40 goals in 73 appearances across the last three seasons in the Ugandan top-flight.