By: David Gombe
Having featured for Maroons FC in the 2015/16 season as a juvenile and in fact the youngest player of that same season, Pius Obuya returns to the elite league as a more senior and experienced player despite his tender age.
The seven goals scored by midfielder Pius Obuya in the second round of the 2016-2017 big league season at Maroons FC were valuable towards their promotion to the Azam Uganda premier league.
The forward who has also been a regular in the under age structures of the national team is looking forward to return to senior competitive football with Maroons FC come next season, We managed to get to him and have an insight of how he has prepared his self for an other mile stone into his career. Obuya says,
“I have prepared well and always work hard to be able to show the football fraternity that am among the best budding footballers of this generation. My first attempt to play in the league was during the 2015/16 season but I was too young, I am now more experienced and maturer.
“I want to help my team compete with the big boys and not fighting to avoid relegation, that is why am training tirelessly so as to help the team. We shall be playing in the top tier which is big step to market our selves.”
He concluded by talking about departed left back Sande Steven who joined KK boys of Kenya.
“The team will miss Sande since he was instrumental in our promotion but that is football it is a game of changes and so i wish him the best in his new club.
I think they are replacements to fill the void left by Sande before the new season starts.”
The forward did not feature for the club in the first round because he was busy with his academics at St.Mary’s Kitende.