Who Was Big League’s Best Performer?

Muhammad Shaban (2nd Left) poses for photo with match officials before Sporting game.

A captivating end to what has been one of the most entertaining Fufa Big League seasons has arrived with two nail biting matches anticipated at the Nakivubo stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Arua and Lira fans have promised to throng in numbers to revive the glory days when topflight football went upcountry.

Already promoted Kirinya Jinja SS FC and Onduparaka match up for both bragging rights and money prize attached to the ultimate winner of the division.

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The match kicks off at 4pm but before that a more significant clash between Lira’s Sporting UTD and Proline FC to determine who books the last ticket to the Uganda Premier League.

To reach this stage, order several individuals have invested an extra effort in their teams and it’s now time to decide who deserves the honour of the league’s best player, online coaches and maybe fans.

Chimp Sport analyzes some of the stars that have made the most compelling case for the awards.


This arguably the most sought for plaque and we have a list of five players.

Lastaan Ejagason Muhammad

The former Kitende and U20 striker’s name is probably enjoying the biggest media coverage for his tremendous performance guiding Onduparaka directly to UPL as well as cup semis with match winning performances.

13 league goals and six assists is no mean fete for an Under-20 youngster who has missed eight matches in his maiden season. The caterpillars have lost only one match (vs Paidha) in which Shaban has featured.

James ‘Demba’ Otim and Musa Magumba

This duo finally delivered Jinja SS to dreamland after two failed tries.
Magumba Musa has 6 goals, ed 5 Assists and no card proving his excellent form and leadership values in the youthful team. The definition of assists in this case waters down his general contribution to the team’s success.

“The finals assists are few but he has been involved in 90% of our goals. His dribbles have unlocked back lines and allowed other teammates to score,” Jinja SS PRO Paul Kulumba commented adding, “He has formed a working partnership with everyone who plays along him.”

Apart from his short height, James Otim is another star who has propelled Jinja SS’ cause. Scored against Proline home and away and two in the last cracker against Wandegeya on top of his four others and five Assists puts him ahead of many.

Otim has been responsible for most goals that have come from corners in the team. Speed, ability on the ball, commanding character. and 1 yellow card

And finally Madondo Joel 5 Goals, 2 Assists and 1 yellow.

Edrisa ‘Torres’ Lubega and Dickens ‘Diarra’ Okwi.

No other way to explain the two than their stats. Torres-19 goals in 23 games, Diarra 18 goals in 20 games. Just a characteristic posed by the world’s best duo. However none has scored in playoffs.


No matter the outcome of the finals, Onduparaka coach Allan Kabonge has stood out. Hitting target at first shot is an achievement worth recognition. On top of defeating Cranes and reaching cup semis.

Abbey Kikomeko and Dan Ogwal Engwedo both found their teams Jinja SS and sporting languishing in mid table but later made serious promotion bids.

Coach Baker Mbowa and his star-studded team also can’t go unmentioned!


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