Action from Police Vs Kirinya last season Nambolole Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Orthodox, robust and fast paced Kirinya-Jinja S.S football club striker Faizal Muwawu is among the players who tested top flight football for the very first time in the 2017/18 season.

Faizal Muwawu in action against Soana at the Kyabazinga Stadium, Jinja Credit: Courtesy

The hard working center forward joined Kirinya-Jinja S.S at the start of the season from Mbarara based second tier side, Nyamityobora Football Club (they have been promoted to the Uganda Premier League).

He thus immediately ‘swore an affidavit’ and underlined his mission at hand, in bold – to get as much playing time and score at least 8 goals.

In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports, Muwawu, a graduate from Nkumba University in Social Works and Social Administration affirms;

When I Joined Kirinya-Jinja S.S, my mission was right clear. Get playing time, gel with the teammates and score the goals. My target for the season was 8 goals and I am sure, I will surpass it in these remaining games

After swiftly recovering from a career threatening nose injury, Muwawu has returned with a vibrant force, scoring two goals in the previous two matches played against BUL in the famous Jinja derby and against during the 2-1 loss at home to Bright Stars.

The nose injury was not as bad as first feared. I did not need surgery like earlier believed. I thank God that I recovered well and returned to training after missing five matches. I am glad to be scoring again and working for the team

Hardworking center forward Faizal Muwawu Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

Muwawu sings special praise to Kirinya-Jinja S.S head coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula for the trust embedded unto him right from the time he started training with the team.

Special praise goes to coach Ayiekho. He encouraged and trusted me. He has been motivating me and showing me where to improve and how.

Also the rest of my teammates, technical staff, management and the club fans have always pushed me. I want to have a colourful finish to the season

[/media-credit] Faizal Muwawu sandwiched by Steven “Nesta” Mugisha and Martin Mpuuga during the game against Police at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Blessed an enviable work ethic attribute, Muwawu has formed a potent and feared partnership with Fred Amaku and Musa Esenu.

The trio have scored 24 goals amongst themselves in as many matches played.

Ayiekoh, has the hope that Muwawu will polish up to become and efficient -cum-effective striker given a matter of time;

When i first saw Muwawu, i discovered something special in him. He is a disciplined player on and off the field of play and always willing to learn for the better. It is just a matter of time that he will be moulded into one of the best center halves in the country and the region

Kirinya-Jinja S.S suffered their 9th loss in the 2-1 loss at home to visiting Bright Stars on Friday.

As they visit Sports Club Villa Jogoo on Wednesday at Masaka Recreational Stadium, Kirinya Jinja S.S is now 5th on 38 points behind the leading pack of  Vipers, SC Villa Jogoo, KCCA and Onduparaka.

Next Fixtures (Match Day 27)

Tuesday, 1st May 2018

  • Express Vs KCCA – Muteesa II Wankulukuku Stadium
  • Bright Stars Vs UPDF – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe
  • BUL Vs Maroons – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja
  • Police Vs Soana – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
  • Proline Vs Vipers – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018:

  • SC Villa Jogoo Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S – Masaka Recreational Stadium
  • Masavu Vs Mbarara City – Fisheries Training Institute, Entebbe
  • Onduparaka Vs URA – Green Light Stadium, Arua

Top Scorers:

  • Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars) – 13 Goals
  • Shaban Muhammad (KCCA) – 12 Goals
  • Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma (Vipers) – 11 Goals
  • Milton Karisa (Vipers) – 11 Goals
  • Martin Kizza (SC Villa Jogoo) – 9 Goals
  • Musa Esenu (Kirinya-Jinja S.S) – 8 Goals
  • Fred Amaku (Kirinya-Jinja S.S) – 8 Goals
  • Daniel Opolot Isiagi (Proline) – 8 Goals
  • Viane Ssekajugo (Onduparaka) – 8 Goals
  • Hood Kaweesa (Police) – 7 Goals
  • Faizal Muwawu (Kirinya-Jinja S.S) – 6 Goals

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

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