Kawowo USL Best XI

With the Bell super league season into week nine, kawowo.com picks the best players of the previous rounds in their respective positions. The basis upon which these players have been chosen is consistency and form and how they have helped their clubs so far. Here is the team.

Goal keeper: Jamal Salim  – EXPRESS FC

The youthful custodian has so far been the best when it comes to goal

keeping. His reflexes, ball distribution, and the way he commands his defence are up there with the best. He is one of the reasons Express F.C has ascended into the top four on the table.

Right back: Jjuuko Yusuf – EXPRESS FC

The former Maji and SC Villa defender has been a revelation under Sam Ssimbwa. He commands the right flank with authority and his over lapping abilities have made him a menace to both the left wingers and backs. His crossing has improved greatly and looks more rejuvenated than before. He has so far scored two goals this season albeit from spot kicks.

Left back: Ronald Lukungu – MASAKA L.C

The Masaka L.C captain has shown great quality so far this season and beats the likes of Villa’s Isaac Muleme, Proline’s Namwanja Simon, URA’s Allan Munaaba and Maroons’ Samuel Oguttu to the postion who have also done well so far. The defender has scored 3 goals at with the free-kick against Express F.C a joy to watch. The ball has either gone past him or the opponent but the two have not gone past him together. Speaking to him after winning the monthly accolade for player of September, he said with beaming confidence, “ wano nasazawo olukolobozze, teri alusukka’’ translated as I put a mark here, no body goes past it.

Centre Back: Sylvester Okello – MAROONS

His command of the defence is fantastic. A hard tackler and no nonsense centre back is the reason the Prisons’ side has kept three clean sheets in as many previous games a run that has seen them climb to the top four on the league table. His best game so far was against Express F.C where he defended like his life depended on not conceding a goal.

Centre Back: Denis Guma – SC. VILLA

If there is any shinning light in an under performing Villa side, the Captain Guma stands out. His leadership qualities may be lacking but he has excellent game reading, a good tackler and has the ability to initiate attacks from the back. He is currently the best defender in the league.

Central Midfield: Agaba Oscar – URA F.C

His positional sense, ball winning skills, patience and passing of the ball can even make the great Claude Makelele smile. The unsung hero in the league I would say but gets the recognition of kawowo.com as the best holding midfielder of the season so far.

Central Midfield: Gift Ali  – PROLINE F.C

The signing from Arua is the best passer of the ball in the league. He is imaginative, quick, has a great vision and his passing is next to none. Though he was most of the time restricted to the bench by coach Mujib last season, he has performed brilliantly this season given the opportunity. His goal against Victors is among the contenders for goal of the season.

Right wing: Kivumbi Martin (MASAKA L.C)

The diminutive winger’s performance this season have been up there with the best. Though he is kind of an old fashioned winger (like Antonia Valencia), his pace and accuracy in crossing have been a threat to opposing defenders. He is the major source of creativity in the Masaka based side and he is worth an assist every game.

Left Wing: Bonny Baigana – EXPRESS F.C

The league’s Most Valuable Player at the moment. If he does not shine, Express plays poorly and the reverse is true. The young lad has pace, a good dribbler, imaginative, can pass the ball well and his individual brilliance at times is the reason Express has so far won games they didn’t deserve to win. His goal against SC Villa will live in the memories of so many a football lover. The boy is simply brilliant.

Striker: Robert Ssentongo – URA

He leads the scorers’ chart with five goals and has filled the void left by last season’s top scorer Hamis Kiiza brilliantly. He has pace and quickness that has threatened many defenders. His disadvantage is the height but his skill and power seems to have covered for his lacking height.

Striker: Kyambadde Rashid – MASAKA L.C

Like Ssentongo at URA, Kyambadde has filled the boots of Herman Wasswa who crossed to Villa excellently. The ‘’king’’ as nicknamed by Masaka fans is really a good poacher and beats the likes of Akena Brian (Marrons) to the postions despite scoring the same number of goals.

COACH: Asaph Mwebaze of MAROONs

He has transformed the team into the most entertaining side in the league and has boosted the confidence of his squad. Do you agree with kawowo.com, if not feel free to post your comment on who should have made it.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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