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OPINION: Uganda Premier League First Round Best XI

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KCCA FC Gets most slots with four players making the best XI. (Photo by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)
KCCA FC Gets most slots with four players making the best XI. (Photo by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

    By: Joel Muyita

  • Dec 12,2016
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The 2016/17 Uganda premier league reached midway with the first round coming to an end on Saturday each team playing 15 games.

Defending champions KCCA FC, finished the half season on top with 32 points, one ahead of SC Villa while Jinja teams continue to struggle at the bottom.

Jinja Municipal Council Hippos, Kirinya Jinja SS and BUL all languish in the drop zone.

ChimpSport’s Joel Muyita compiles a list of eleven players he thinks were outstanding and put up consistent performances in the first round.

KCCA FC get the most slots with four players making the best XI while Onduparaka get three.

Vipers and SC Villa each get two slots in a 4-3-3 formation.

Goalkeeper

Ismael Watenga (Vipers)
Watenga has played 13 games and kept six clean sheets including putting up man of the match performance in the game against Kirinya Jinja SS and several other memorable saves.

Defenders

Nicholas Wadada (Vipers)
By far the most consistent right back in the league. Wadada has played all the 15 games for Vipers balancing both offence and defence.

Thought of Express’ Musa Mukasa and Sadolin’s Ronald Lukungu but Wadada gets ahead of the two.

Joseph Ochaya (KCCA)
The reigning league MVP has continued his brilliant performance from last season scoring three goals and making three assists in the first round.

Akram Kakembo (Onduparaka)
A surprise name on the list but Kakembo has been one of the best defenders in the first round.

He has played almost every minute in the league for the West Nile side. He has played with different partners (Rashid Toha and Simba Sibir) but kept putting up descent performances.

Timothy Awany (KCCA)
Calm on the ball, good at passing and good in aerial duels, Timothy Awany has been brilliant for KCCA in the first round.

He gets in the team ahead of Rashid Toha (Onduparaka), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers) and Ibrahim Kiyemba (SC Villa) who have also been excellent.

Mid Fielders

Ivan Mbowa (Onduparaka)
This was one of the position that was hard for me to call but finally settled for Mbowa ahead of Vipers’ Deus Bukenya, Soana’s Abu Nyanzi and SC Villa’s Taddeo Lwanga.

Mbowa has been the unsung hero for Onduparaka with his timely interceptions and giving cover to the defence line.

Godfrey Lwesibawa (SC Villa)
He is by far the best player in the first round. Lwesibawa was directly involved in 10 of the 28 goals that SC Villa have scored, scoring two and assisting eight.

Muzamir Mutyaba (KCCA)
A true description of an attacking midfielder. He is the creative engine in the KCCA midfielder managing four assists whilst also getting onto the score sheet on three occasions.

AbduMalik Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa)
Besides Lwesibawa, Tabu has been a creative force for SC Villa and has also scored seven goals (5 of them penalties).

Forwards
Mohammad Shaban (Onduparaka)
Eight goals to his name in his debut season in the top flight league including match winners against Saints, SC Villa, Vipers and KCCA, Shaban without a shade of doubt deserves a slot in the best XI

Geoffrey Sserunkuma (KCCA)
The saying old is gold is befitting for Sserunkuma who ended the first round as the top scorer with nine goals in 12 starting appearances.

Best XI
Ismael Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Joseph Ochaya, Akram Kakembo, Timothy Awany, Ivan Mbowa, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Muzamir Mutyaba, Mohammad Shaban, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Vitalis Tabu

Coach: Mike Mutebi

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