(Image courtesy of Police FC)
By: Danito Nsubuga
Following a boring goal dry round one of the Azam Uganda premier league, we were served to a more entertaining round two of fixtures with 8 matches producing 12 goals.
Vipers, Mbarara City, Kirinya JSS, and Onduparaka remain the only teams yet to concede a goal this term. We look at the players who put in the finest shift of the lot for their teams. (Selected by various reporters who watched the games)
Mutumba Mansoor, Masavu FC
The former Lweza custodian played like a man on a mission, he showed why he was chosen to captain the new league comers. He commanded his defense well and he capped an imposing display with a series of saves.
Nico Wakiro Wadada, Vipers SC
After struggling on the opening day against Bright stars, the cranes full back returned in full force against BUL FC, he made a series of forward bursting runs down the lane, he delivered a number of crosses too.
Muledhu Faizal , Kirinya JSS
A relentless force down the left flank for Kirinja Jinja S. S. He made a timely clearance of Shafiq Kagimu’s shot when Tom Ikara was down beaten. Muledhu is the sole reason Nicholas Kagaba was withdrawn for Lwasa Peter
Mulondo Livingston,Kirinya JSS
He organised his defense well to deny URA’s front men any chance of reaching Ikara, he won all the aerial battles against the physically strong Bokota Labama.
Mukisa Yusuf , BUL FC
He was a rock in defence for BUL FC, despite being one the losing end, Mukisa pocketed Tonny Odur and his forward teammates, he is hard in the tackle and fears no challenge. Unlucky to concede from a corner kick but he was tidy.
Pistis Barenge, Mbarara city
The Burundian midfielder provided a perfect cover for his defenders and he emerged on top of a midfield battle between himself and Express’ Juma Ssebadduka. He scored Mbarara city’s first ever goal in the topflight. They are among the few teams not to have conceded a goal this season.
Karisa Milton, Vipers SC
Re instated to the starting line up after coming off the bench in the opening fixture against Bright stars, Karisa showed why Miguel da Costa had made a mistake dropping to the bench in the previous match . He made a perfect timing to out jump Mukisa for Vipers’ winner.
Balinya Juma, Police FC
The former Lweza forward looks to be a man on a mission for redemption, he continues with his form that roots from an impressive pre season, Balinya has developed a very good understanding with youngster Albert Mugisa and Yasin Mugume. He tormented the Villa defence with his trickery and it was his superb run that resulted into Police’s equaliser.
Goals have not come easily in the recent past for the former KCCA, Express and Bunamwaya striker, but he notched two against Maroons FC. He now tops the scorers charts.
Masavu ‘s target man was a thorn in Proline’s skin, he run tirelessly upfront, registered 3 shots on target and he scored Masavu’s first ever goal in the topflight to win them all 3 points against Proline FC at Lugogo.
Ntege Isaac, Kirinya JSS
He scored Kirinya JSS goal with a superb free kick that subjected URA to their first loss of the season, Allan Munaaba could not handle his pace and trickery.
Siraje Sentamu, URA FC
Nelson Senkatuka, Bright stars FC
Allan Kyambadde, SC Villa
Coach : Charles Ayiekoh Charles.