The 2015/16 Azam Uganda Premier League season came to a successful climax on Friday 27th May with KCCA FC claiming the ultimate prize. Several individuals make the cut for recognition for their performance.
Mathias Muwanga (GK).
Straight off! Sadolin survived relegation in 2014/15 season with only six points conceding 32 goals, pills http://craigpatchett.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/bbpress.php the second worst among those who remained (Soana swallowed 41).
This season, they twice bettered last season finish on 9th conceding only 23 goals, the sixth best record with the youthful goalie Mathias Muwanga keeping sixteen clean sheets in the 26 games he played this season providing virtually everything you expect in a modern goalkeeper.
KCCA FC’s captain Dennis Okot gets the nod in the right back position. Defensively very sound and got forward at every opportunity present. Several goals scored and a host of assists including two stunning crosses to Mutyaba and Ochaya that won the league against Express and final day versus Sadolin.
“Being summoned to the nation pass team is not news to me anymore because I know I’m the best right full back in the country,” He once told KCCA media after a national call up. Went on to assist the Cecafa winning goal by Okhuti.
Musa ‘Mangala’ Walangarira has been outstanding in his 2700 minutes appearance this season for JMC especially in front of home crowd where they conceded only seven-the best home record. The typical traditional CB who clears ‘anything’ thrown at him. He partners Vipers Halid Lwaliwa in the heart of my defense.
Joseph Ochaya is simply the Most Valuable player in the league!
Muzamir Mutyaba‘s style of play has mesmerized many Lugogo fans. Top on his CV is the first touch dribbles, ability to pass and an eye for the goal that has seen him join Ochaya on KCCA’s top scorers seat with seven including the league winner against Express.
Musa Esenu was among the best midfielders in last year’s University League prompting his coach at MUBS, Charles Ayiekoh to promote him to Soana FC. The youngster fit in like a button and has since scored an astonishing eight league goals since the year started. Surely, has to make your ideal selection for the next big match.
Richard Wandyaka stunned even the national team coach when he put four past Soana at Kakindu earning an instant call up to Cranes training. The JMC captain one time led his team to the second spot and has been involved in 80% (according to coach Odoch) of the team’s attack.
Tony Odur seems to have reinvented himself. It’s a shame that he couldn’t get perfectly at Zesco where he’d be preparing for the Caf groups now. The attacker picked the mantle from Okhuti and has shaken the net seven times from February, that coupled with numerous assists lifted Express from 8th to third joint 53 points with Vipers. A whooping 33 points!
Robert Ssentongo etched his name in history joining the legendary trio of Issa Sekatawa, Magid Musisi and Hassan Mubiru who have ‘wore’ the golden shoe thrice plus. A nightmare to any goalkeeper/trainer- he just strikes when he is in a sober mood to.
With 18 goals and Erisa Sekisambu‘s 16, the two combined tally more than ten clubs in the division. In simple terms ‘Out Miya in Erisa.’
Coach- James Odoch: Used largely the same squad that climbed the ranks last season and has taunted even the best of teams with solid defense and an entertaining attacking football.
Ass. Coach- Moses Oloya: Arguably the brain behind Saints survival. Has ‘reincarnated’ Yasin Mugabi back to his near best with brilliant performances at the back.
Goal Keeper: Mathias Muwanga (Sadolin),
Defenders: D. Okot (KCCA), Musa Walangarira (JMC), Valid Lwaliwa (Vipers), J. Ochaya (KCCA)
Midfielders: M. Mutyaba (KCCA), R. Wandyaka (JMC), M. Esenu (Soana), T. Odur (Express)
Strikers: R. Ssentongo (URA) and E. Sekisambu (Vipers).