Footballers, according to Maroons football club captain, Sylvester Okello are like soldiers.

They ought to be fit at all times, swift, adjustable, calm, hardworking and better still flexible to encounter all tasks assigned at any given time frame.

When his coach, Paddy Kintu notified him of the change in role from defending to striking, Okello embraced the opportunity wholesomely.

I play anyway and thats what footballers are made of.

I can play all the positions on the field of play.

Okello is seeking his maiden strike when Maroons travel to Lugazi stadium (Mehta) on Friday evening against the tax collectors’ side, Uganda Revenue Authority football club.

I follow the instructions from the technical bench and coordinate with my teammates as well.

I want to score and celebrate and help the team win against URA F.C. We have the right attitude, we do not fear any team.

Okello is comfortable at the left back position, left attack and as a center back.

As a center forward, a lanky Okello is tasked with the customary roles of perfecting those typical striking runs off and on the ball, heading, shooting, assisting in team inter-play and scoring as the end product.

Okello joins other forwards on the team as Patrick Kaddu, Musa Ssali and the crafty Peter Otai.

Maroons F.C has only scored the least number of goals (8) and conceded 20 in 17 games played thus far.

The two best scoring sides in the domestic league are KCCA and URA (25 goals apiece) with the worst defenders as Lweza F.C (25 goals).

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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