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Five of our fans take stock after the Azam Uganda Premier League season, naming their best player, finest goal, most entertaining match, biggest gripe and much more.

Contents

  1. Describing the season.
  2. Best player.
  3. Goal of the season.
  4. Best match.
  5. Toughest opponent.
  6. Best signing.
  7. Best moment.
  8. One word to the players, coaches and fans
  9. Change for next season
  10. Starting lineup and formation.
  1. Describe the season in three words.

Norah Asekenye Bonabana Amooti - Wandegeya:

Skillful; interesting and remarkable.

Jenifer Mbabazi - Wandegeya:

Incredible; Amazing; Unforgettable.

Dickson Kabooza - Mukono:

Attention-grabbing; thought-provoking; encouraging.

Chris Onyait - Kawempe:

Exciting; stimulating; remarkable.

Jordan Ndawula - Bukoto:

Impressive, memorable; outstanding.

2. Best player:

Norah Asekenye Bonabana Amooti - Wandegeya:

The brilliant, hard-working, humble and likeable Nelson Senkatuka deserves the player-of-the-season award. He is lovely to watch and his re-invention leading the attack line has confounded his doubters.

Having said that; Saidi Keni, Gift Ali, Savio Kabugo and Joseph Mandela also deserves a mention.

Jenifer Mbabazi - Wandegeya:

Nelson Senkatuka was our liberator and his score of 11 goals inspired us to a good position finish. His performance was eye-catching particularly during that time when Ediris Lubega‘Torres’ had just left.

However, I must admit that even David Owori and Gift Ali were amazing; but that said, all the other players put up very good performances.

Dickson Kabooza:

It probably doesn’t matter which player gets the vote, so in the interest of sharing things around, I am going to go for David Owori. He seems to be able to play in a number of positions and his consistency and tenacity are unaffected. I saw him play at right-back and in almost all the position in the midfield positions. What a great season he had!

Chris Onyait - Kawempe:

Nelson Senkatuka; runner up, Saidi Keni. There are other, far more obvious, candidates but placed in the context of Senkatuka’s achievement of scoring the most goals and creating more than five assists, it has to be the striker. Impressive since Lubega ‘Torres’ left; his intelligent runs on and off the ball bears the hallmarks of a great striker and team player.

Jordan Ndawula - Bukoto:

Saidi Keni in goal. The young man pulled off the impressive feat of making himself one of the most sought-after young goalkeepers in the league and Uganda at large despite playing in the Azam Uganda  Premier League for the first time. Although he’s prone to the increasingly rare gaffe, it’s difficult to pick holes in any aspect of Saidi Keni’s overall game and it’s no exaggeration to say that without him, maybe our position would have been a different one down wards.

3. Goal of the season

Norah Asekenye Bonabana Amooti - Wandegeya:

Dan Isaigi’s tap in against BUL FC at home. It came at a time we really needed it.

Jenifer Mbabazi - Wandegeya:

Dan Isaigi’s tap in against BUL FC at home.

Dickson Kabooza - Mukono:

Nelson Senkatuka v Jinja Kirinya S.S; away. That beautiful execution from the freekick when we were 2-1 down. 

Chris Onyait - Kawempe:

Nelson Senkatuka v Jinja Kirinya S.S at home.

Jordan Ndawula - Bukoto:

Gift Ali’s finish assisted by Nelson Senkatuka against Onduparaka at home in the move that was started by Tiyo.

What a fine team goal. The quality of Sam Kintu ‘Tiyo’ block and pass for Senkatuka who finally picked up Gift a few yards in front of goal to hit hard to the back of the net.

4. Best match v worst match:

Norah Asekenye Bonabana Amooti - Wandegeya:

Express v Proline; we were in the driving seat from the start till when the match was abandoned by the home fans.

When you lost to SC Villa 3-0 at Namboole.

Jenifer Mbabazi (L)and Norah Asekenye Bonabana (R) pose for a photo after our 2-0 home defeat to KCCA FC at the Phillip Omondi Stadium- Lugogo.

Jenifer Mbabazi - Wandegeya:

I will go for two games _ Proline v Kirinya Jinja S.S; our first home win and that 4-1 thrashing of Onduparaka FC.

Worst game_ Soana FC v Proline.

Dickson Kabooza - Mukono:

URA FC v Prolice FC. After that miserable fall to Police at home, the team responded very well against URA winning 1-0. That Gift Ali run from deep into our half before finding Nelson Senkatuka the goal scorer is still very clear in my mind. In that game too; Saidi made like two decent saves if I can recall.

Worst game – KCCA FC v Proline 3-2; all I can say the best team on the evening lost.

Chris Onyait - Kawempe:

Proline 3 v Onduparaka 1 ; we silenced them.

Worst – Soana v Proline; Senkatuka was on fire; scored two but I think he also missed like two good chances. Kintu ‘Tiyo’ injury led to a change in game plan in the early minutes and cost us. We led 2-0 and finally lost 3-2. It’s a game we had to win.

Jordan Ndawula - Bukoto:

URA FC v Proline FC was my best. I didn’t watch it but obviously, it take my best of the season.

Worst – That SC Villa beating is still hurt and hopefully we can pay them back next season.

5. Toughest opponent:

Norah Asekenye Bonabana Amooti - Wandegeya:

KCCA FC and Soana FC- those two beat us home and away.

Jenifer Mbabazi - Wandegeya:

SC Villa and Vipers SC – they both beat us 3-0 away and forced draws here.

Dickson Kabooza - Mukono:

KCCA FC

Chris Onyait - Kawempe:

KCCA FC.

Jordan Ndawula - Bukoto:

KCCA FC

MAIN PHOTO: OUR DEAR FANS (L-R) CHAIRMAN MUSA, JENIFER MBABAZI, NORAH ASEKENYE BONABANA AMOOTI SHARE A PHOTO MOMENT WITH DEFENDER SAVIO KABUGO.

WATCH OUT FOR PART II ON THURSDAY……………….

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