Youngster Bobosi Byaruhanga in action against URA. Credit: Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Vipers Sports Club midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga had an eventful 2019/20 season in the Uganda Premier League.

Besides winning the championship, Byaruhanga scored one goal and recorded three assists to his name in the 20 matches he played out of the 25 matches that the Venoms played before the season was abruptly called off because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Bobosi Byaruhanga (right) in action against Kyetume at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

The 18 year old midfielder has since confessed that the first season in the top tier division was indeed a learning platform, after graduating from St Mary’s SS Kitende school team and Vipers Juniors Team that plays in the FUFA Juniors League.

Since it was my first season it was a bit challenging but I did learn many things

Bobosi Byaruhanga, Vipers Midfielder


Byaruhanga believes that he will become a better, polished player by revisiting all the matches he played and improve upon the grey areas of his game as he consolidates on the strong aspects as close ball control, pass interceptions, man-marking, short and diagonal passing as well as distant shooting.

Am working on my weaknesses and looking forward for a call up to the National team (Uganda Cranes).

Bobosi Byaruhanga, Vipers Midfielder
L-R: Frank Tumwesigye, Bobosi Byaruhanga and Bashir Asiku celebrating a goal at St.Mary’s stadium

Vipers Sports Club central midfield remains one of the most competitive departments on the team with Byaruhanga in direct healthy competition with the likes of Siraje Ssentamu, Brian Nkuubi Ssemakula, Abdul Karim Watambala, Abraham Ndugwa, Frank “Zagga” Tumwesigye and new signing Jamil Kalisa among others.

The Venoms, winners of the Uganda Premier League on four different occasions will represent the country at next season’s CAF Champions League.

Bobosi is congratulated by the coaches while at St Mary’s SS Kitende. He won the Copa Coca Cola and East Africa Secondary Schools titles in 2019

For me Bobosi (Byaruhanga) is one of the players with biggest potential of all young Ugandan footballers to be a top player in Europe in a future to come, if not the very biggest.
He is hugely talented, is a smart boy, have what we’re saying “total football-skills” and are prepared to do the necessary work.

Agent Jens Leidewall (Intermediary of Paul Willa, Halid Lwaliwa, Karim Watambala, Bashir Asiku, Jacob Okao, Kenneth Semakula, Gavin Kizito, Abdallah Salim, Sadat Anaku, Musa Ramathan, Herbert Achai, Walter Ochora and Ivan Eyamu)

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

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