Nicholas Wakiro Wadada

The Tanzania Premier League board on Friday, 31st July 2020 announced a 30 man provisional list of players who have excelled during the 2020/21 season.

This provisional list of players is generated from 10 clubs that constitute the 20 clubs in the top tier league.

Uganda Cranes roving right back Nicholas Wakiro Wadada makes the provisional team.

Wadada is one of the three players from Azam. He was instrumental and a key pillar from Azam despite finishing third in the league behind champions Simba and second placed Young Africans.

Nicholas Wakiro Wadada passes the ball during a competitive match for Azam (Credit: Azam FC Media)

The industrious right back was the second best in assists, recording as many as 8 with a single goal scored.

Wadada is humbled having made the provisional list and quickly credits the role of his other teammates in achieving this feat.

“Football is teamwork. I can not do this alone. Fine, I am happy for this achievement but it is all down to teamwork,” Wadada disclosed to Kawowo Sports from his Dar es Salaam base.

Wadada evades a challenge during the Tanzania Premier League. He was named on the 30 man provisional team among best players
Nicholas Wakiro Wadada stretching

League top scorer Meddie Kagere of Simba with 22 goals is also on the list. The Ugandan born forward who is now nationalized to play for Rwanda is among the eight players from Simba.

Meddie Kagere celebrates a goal for Simba

The rest of the Simba players on the list are; Shomari Kapombe, Ashi Manula, Clatous Chama, Francis Kahata, John Raphael Bocco, Jonas Mkude and Luis Miquissone.

Young Africans has five players; David Molinga, Feisal Salum, Deus Kaseke, Juma Abdul and Balama Mapinduzi.

Like Azam, Kagera Sugar has three players on the list in Awesu Awesu, Yusuph Mhilu and David Luhende.

Awesu has recently transferred to his parent club, Azam.

Biashara United, Coastal Union and Namungo all have two players apiece.

Meanwhile, Alliance, Lipuli, Polisi Tanzania have a player each.

The list will be trimmed to 10 by the committee before the final 3 man will be derived at.

The crowning ceremony shall be held at Milimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam on 7th August 2020.

The 2020/21 Tanzania Premier League is earmarked for 9th September 2020.

The provisional list of players for MVP gong:

  • Azam: Nicolas Wakiro Wadada, Idd Nado, Obrey Chirwa
  • Simba: Meddie Kagere, Shomari Kapombe, Ashi Manula, Clatous Chama, Francis Kahata, John Raphael Bocco, Jonas Mkude, Luis Miquissone
  • Young Africans: David Molinga, Feisal Salum, Deus Kaseke, Juma Abdul, Balama Mapinduzi
  • Kagera Sugar: Awesu Awesu, Yusuph Mhilu, David Luhende
  • Biashara United: Daniel Mgore, Abdulmajid Mangalo
  • Coastal Union: Bakari Mwannyeto, Ayoub Lyanga
  • Namungo: Blaise Bigirimana, Lusajo Reliants
  • Alliance: Martin Kigi
  • Lipuli: Daruweshi Saliboko
  • Polisi Tanzania: Marcel Kaheza

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

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