With the first round of the Bell Uganda Super League done, Kawowo sports picks the best performers in their respective position. In a 4-3-3 system that has been used by most coaches in the first round, below is the creme de la creme.
GoalKeeper: Benjamin Ochan – SC.VILLA:
In what has been an under performing side, Ochan has stood out as the shinning light. His reflex saves in the games away to Bunamwaya, at home to Maroons and Police F.C were world class. His game reading, distribution and command of his defence is the reason the Blues have only shipped in eight goals. His school boy mistake against Waters F.C may be the only reason critiics may use to drop him but he deserves to be between the posts.
Right Back: Nicholas Wadada – BUNAMWAYA SC:
The marauding right back beats Express’ Jjuuko Yusuf and URA’s simeone Masaba to the spot. He is the reason Bunamwaya has scored more goals via the right wing than any other side of the pitch. On top of keeping the rear guard safe, he also offers assistence in attack.
Left Back: Namwanja Simon – PROLINE F.C:
He plays like Evra. His game reading and the way he thwarts wingers makes him the best left back of the season so far. What he lacks in size, he possess in skills. He ranks ahead of villa’s Isaac Muleme and Maroons Sam Oguttu who have also had a fantastic season so far.
Centre Back: Martin Mpuga – MAROONS FC:
The Luzira based side’s captain commands the defence like his life depends on it. He leads by example. His tackling, ariel ability, game reading, power and pace in combination with his big frame make him a threat to strikers.
Centre Back: Denis Guma – SC VILLA:
Who doubts his ability? I bet no one. His aggressiveness, no nosense style, game reading and his other attributes would even make the legendary Italian defender Allesandro Nesta smile.
Midfield: Oscar Agaba – URA F.C:
The league’s un sung hero. No defensive midfielders in the league ranks higher than the tax collectors’ man. His positional discipline, tackling, ball winning skills and range of passing are up there with the best. He at times reminds me of the legendary Makelele – the un sung hero of the galacticos.
Midfield: Willy Kavuma – EXPRESS F.C:
He has made Express tick. He is the engine room of this Red eagles team. He creates and scores goals. He is currently the best creative midfielder in the league. His performances against SC Villa and Utoda are testimony to all the plaudits he recieves.
Midfield: Bonny Baingana – EXPRESS F.C:
He has twice won the player of the month accolade. He is the fulcrum of the Red eagles side that looks set to challenge for the title this season. His dribbles past defenders makes him a threat to even the best of defenders. His goal against SC Villa still stands out as the front contender for goal of the season. He has lit up dull games.
FRONT THREE ATTACKERS:
Forward: Robert Ssentongo – URA FC:
The diminutive striker has ended the first round topping the scorers charts with eight goals. He has carried the load of replacing last season’s top scorer Hamis Kiiza well and fully deserves to start for this team.
Forward: Julius Ogwang – EXPRESS F.C:
The forward has been a revelation this season scoring at will. He has stood out as a consistent goal scorer netting over 30% of the eagles’ goals in the first half of the season.
Forward: George Abege – MAROONS F.C:
The gigantic forward has been a menace to defenders this season scoring seven goals in the process. He uses his big frame well. He is powerful, has pace, can shoot using both feet and his heading ability can even bring a smile on the face of Patrick Kluivert.
BEST COACH. Asaph Mwebaze (MAROONS F.C).
Simply the best is what describes the calm coach. He is the reasön why Maroons is most entertaining team in the league.
Jamal Salim (GK, Express), Gift Ali (MF, PRoline FC), Kyambadde Rashid (FWD, MASAKA L.C ), Henry Kalungi (CB, PROLINE), Akena Brian (MF, MAROONS), Saidi Kyeyune (MF, URA), Muganga Rönald (MF, BUNAMWAYA).
Over to you. Who makes your team after this first round