Faiso Muwawu (right) in action during the University Football League Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS
[/media-credit] Faiso Muwawu (right) in action during the University Football League Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

Hardworking striker Faizo ‘Mbogo’ Muwawu has been a common entity in the popular University Football League (UFL), Beach Soccer, Inter Arcades, FUFA Big League and Bika Bya Baganda football tournaments.

In each of these tournaments, Muwawu is known for his aggressive approach as he looks for goals.

Recounting on the fond memories of former Police Football Club forward Martin Muwanga, Muwawu has scored for fun given his directness, orthodox mentality and blistering pace with all styles – headers, tap-ins, long range shots, cheeky chips, scrambled strikes and beautiful curls.

Muwawu will now venture into the murky waters of the Uganda Premier League for Kirinya – Jinja S.S.S Football Club.

A season spent in the second tier league with Mbarara based club, Nyamityobora F.C might have provided the perfect gloss for the diligent center forward.

Originally at nemesis side BUL in Jinja, Muwawu crossed to the neighboring “noisy fellas” where coach Charles Ayiekho Lukula, who was ironically his boss at Nyamityobora warmly embraced him.

“I am ready for the task presented in my midst. I love to play for the team than my own self. I thank Kirinya-Jinja S.S and coach Ayiekho for the opportunity presented,” he says

Muwawu first played the FUFA Big League with Nkumba University Football Club in 2012-13 season before the team was disposed off to the now defunct The Saints F.C.

His unquestionable work ethic and team work spirit has won him more neutral admirers that previously questioned his ability as a contemporary center forward.

At Nkumba University, he is an idol having topped the all-time University Football League scoring charts with a massive 25 goals over 2 seasons.

He also plays Beach Soccer with 2015-16 national champions Nkumba Select.

His coach, Ayiekho, heaps special praise on the young striker.

“He (Muwawu) is always willing to learn. He is so hardworking both in training and matches. That is the spirit that drives footballers,” Ayiekho says of his new catch.

Muwawu commenced with his normal business on the playing field – scoring, when he netted the lone goal in Kirinya-Jinja S.S’ slim 1-0 victory against Kachumbaari Football Club.

Will he stand the pressure and demands of the premier league? Only time will tell.

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

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