- Friday December 2, 2016
- Speke Resort Hotel, Munyonyo
Loathe or love him, Muhammad ‘Jagason’ Shaban did earn his place on the list on merit.
The youngest of the nominees, the Onduparaka skipper has been a revelation since the previous season.
The former U-17 international scored 13 goals for The Caterpillars as they earned promotion to the Uganda Premier League despite joining halfway the season and also bagged 7 in the Uganda Cup where Onduparaka lost to Vipers in the finals.
His goal scoring exploits earned him plaudits and the big teams; KCCA and SC Villa started the search for his signature only for him to stay with his home side.
If most thought the previous campaign was a one off, then he has proved them wrong.
The Onduparaka number 9 started from where he left and currently leads jointly the goal scoring charts in the top tier with 7 goals in 11 starts.
A big game player, Shaban’s goals have come against giants SC Villa, KCCA and Vipers among others.
Although not among the top two favourites going into the awards on Friday, there is no doubt about him being on the list.
Muhammad Shaban ‘Jagason’
Date of Birth: 1st. January. 1997
Club: Onduparaka FC (Uganda)