AUPL team of round 3: The players who impressed most for their teams?


Police’s Albert Mugisa was our star man of the week

By: Danito Nsubuga

( Selection by Swift sports team) 

Off the field events at St. Mary’s Stadium have dominated the news after a section of SC Villa fans went rowdy and broke the fences, threw water bottles onto the field and tried to attack fellow fans in protest of the referee’s failure to award their team a penalty in a game they went on to lose 1-0 to hosts Vipers SC.

That aside, there was some serious action at the playing surface as tackle flew left right and center in a game that referee Alex Muhabi failed to take control of, he also failed to issue a send off to any of the Villa players who attacked him at halftime, Goals rained at Lugogo in KCCA ‘s demolition of Onduparaka, Express’ woes continued in Bombo, URA continued to struggle and the Jinja Derby in a 1-1 draw.

Police continue to impress, Bright stars are yet to win a game but they are still unbeaten, Mbarara city are the only new comers yet to lose a game whereas Vipers SC remain the only team yet to concede a goal this season. We again look at the players who impressed most with superior performances in round 3 of the league.

Hannington Sewalunyo, BUL FC.

The former Ndejje University goal keeper rose up to the occasion in the Jinja derby. He made a series of saves from Musa Esenu and the Kirinya forwards. He was unlucky to concede from an Ibrahim Kayiwa rebound.

Eddy Kapampa, Maroons FC.

The full back had a busy day against URA’s Brian Majwega and Shafiq Kagimu who switched positions at will. He stood unshaken despite the numerous attempts that went his way. He was a big pillar in Maroons’ struggle to scoop a point from the tax collectors at home.

Aggrey Madoi, Police FC

What a calm left back he is!!, Madoi was tidy and clean against Proline FC. He took charge of Sula Matovu who looked brighter for on the day. Madoi also spared some time to add on Police’s offensive with a couple of crosses.

Innocent Asiimwe, Bright Stars.

The center back plays with confidence and assuredness, he commanded his defense well in Mbarara and he is one of the reasons Bright stars are yet to lose a game this season.

Bernard Muwanga, SC Villa.

Deployed at the heart of defense, in fact his most preferred position, Muwanga kept Tonny Odur at bay, he also organised his defense well against the frequent attacks from the Vipers forwards. He was lucky though to play the full 90 minutes due to his hard and reckless tackles on the Vipers forwards.

Gift Ali, Police FC.

What away to show up against your former pay masters!!, employed in a more deeper role, Ali orchestrated Police moves from deep midfield, he provided a perfect link between defence and the forwards. He ingineered a bursting run at the front of the counter attack to set up Ben Ocen who assisted Norman Ogik’s second goal to seal off the 3 points.

Tom Masiko, Vipers SC.

The former KCCA midfielder opened his account with a trademark free kick though video replays showed that it had a slight deflection to beat Villa’s Kirya but credit to him that he applied enough weight onto it. Although he faded out of action when the tackles intensified, Masiko’s damage had already been done and he will pick on from that display to justify his big money move.

Ibrahim Kayiwa, Kirinya Jinja SS.

The Vipers loanee made the Jinja derby his own, he was a menace to BUL’s defence all evening, he created chances and he was the man to rescue a point for Kirinya Jinja SS late in the second half.

Ezekiel Katende, UPDF FC.

He scored his second goal of the season against Express FC. He was always a thorn in defence of the visitors and he was unlucky not to have scored more, thanks to the steady Godwin Buule.

Norman Ogik, Police FC

He opened his account for the cops against Proline with a brace, only the second player to do so this season, Onduparaka’s Caeser Okhuti being the other. He exhibited a killer instinct by always being in the right place and at the right time to take away his teams’ chances. Hopefully he will better last season’s tally of 7 he managed at Sadolin Paints.

Albert Mugisa, Police FC.

A joy to watch, Mugisa exhibited a high level of maturity devoid of players his age. He controlled proceedings in midfield, touched the ball more than everyone else on the pitch. He mesmerized the crowds with his extravagant skill and deftness on the ball. He assisted Ogik’s first goal. Big future awaits for him.

The Coach:
Abdallah Mubiru, Police

Nelson Senkatuka, Bright stars FC
Patrick Kaddu , KCCA FC
Milton Karisa, Vipers SC
Akol Godfrey,  Kirinya Jinja S. S

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