Pius "TZ Iniesta" Obuya Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The name Pius ‘TZ Iniesta’ Obuya necessitates a bold introduction.

Obuya, 19, is a graduate from the national youth teams; U-17 team (The Cubs), currently playing for the U-20 team (Hippos).

[/media-credit] Pius ‘TZ Iniesta’ Obuya in action for Maroons against Police at Namboole stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The lethal left footed gem has ignited life into the Maroons Football Club team since the first half of the season with defense splitters, wall and square passes, fancy drills as well as odd attempts at goal.

With a couple of minutes to his name in the top flight league, Obuya has continued to ascend the ladder of development.

For the umpteenth time in the Uganda Premier League, Obuya’s individual brilliance has elevated Maroons.

[/media-credit] Pius Obuya against Maroons’s Douglas Kisembo at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole during the first round Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Most recently, Obuya was a class act when the Prisons run side visited Lugogo to face Proline.

With Maxwell Okello’s penalty separating the two sides in the one all draw for Asaph Mwebaze’s charges, Obuya was signaled out for his overall contribution in the game proper, winning the Fortebet man of the match accolade.

[/media-credit] Uganda Cranes assistant coach-cum-U20 head coach Mathias ‘Salongo’ Lule presents the man of the match accolade to Obuya after a splendid game for Maroons against Proline at Lugogo Credit: Ronnie L.

In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports, the press shy talented gem attributed the team victory to sheer blessings from God, the overwhelming effort of his teammates, technical staff and the undying fans courage.

I thank God for everything He has done for me.

With the blessings I have, it is none than God. I also thank my parents for the encouragement, teammates, technical staff and our dear fans.

Obuya’s superb combo with teammates as Solomon Walusimbi, Felix Okot, Musa Ssali, Ronald Orombi, the orthodox center forward Sydney Chika among others.

Maroons’ victory against Proline was their 5th in 18 matches, which shot them to 5th place on 26 points, same as 4th place Onduparaka.

[/media-credit] Obuya (left) beats Masavu’s Sulaiman Muttah to the ball. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Next Match:

Maroons will play host to Vipers on Friday, 2nd February 2018 at their Luzira Prisons stadium.

Uganda Premier League:

Match Day 18:

Tuesday, 20th February 2018:

  • Soana Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S – Kavumba Recreational Stadium (Live on TV) – 4:30 pm
  • Bright Stars Vs Express – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe – 4:30 pm
  • Vipers Vs Mbarara – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende – 4:30 pm
  • Onduparaka Vs BUL – Green Light Stadium, Arua – 4:30 pm
  • Police Vs UPDF – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole – 4:30 pm

Wednesday, 28th February 2018:

  • SC Villa Jogoo Vs URA – Masaka Recreational Stadium (Live of TV) – 4 pm
  • Masavu Vs KCCA – Fisheries Training Institute, Bugonga – 4:30 pm

Match Day 19:

Friday, 2nd March 2018:

  • Express Vs Proline – Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
  • Maroons Vs Vipers – Luzira Prisons Grounds

Saturday, 3rd March 2018:

  • UPDF Vs Mbarara City – Bombo Barracks Grounds
  • BUL Vs Masavu – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja
  • Kirinya-Jinja S.S vs Onduparaka – Bugembe, Jinja
  • Bright Stars Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe
  • KCCA Vs Soana – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
  • URA Vs Police – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

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

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