UPL commentators Michael Kigozi (left) and Martin Kaddu. Courtesy photo
StarTimes Uganda Premier League commentator, via Sanyuka TV, Michael Kigozi has picked his picked the standouts moments of the concluded 2019/20 season.
The league was ended by FUFA due to Covid19 pandemic and Vipers were declared champions while Maroons, Proline and Tooro United FC were relegated.
“For me FUFA were right to end the season because they have the mandate to do so,” the Next Media pundit told this website. “That said I thought it was a rushed decision because the country was already in the process of easing up on some of the social restrictions over COVID 19.”
Kigozi who has worked with Radio One/Akaboozi picked Anaku’s beauty against Onduparaka as his best goal of the season and named Villa as the most improved team.
One individual who stood out for you?
MK – Gift Ali for me was the most outstanding player. Featured for KCCA in literally every other game, barely put a foot wrong in terms of balancing play and passing. I don’t even think he will ever have another season like he had.
Your best game of the season?
MK – Best game must be URA vs Vipers in Bombo. URA played the table leaders off the pack from Minute one. But Vipers gave it a nervy ending by scoring from the Penalty Spot. I thought the game was full value in terms of pure entertainment.
Your most improved team of the season?
MK – My most improved team is SC Villa. For me they played the best brand of football even without having the biggest names in their squad considering their top-scorer from last season Bashir Mutanda was missing for most of the season thru injury. They barely had even a training ground but that didn’t manifest itself on the pitch.
Your best goal of the season?
MK – Saw many fantastic goals but I think it would be hard to look beyond Sadat Anaku; No-look back flip past an on rushing Ondumparaka Defender Dudu Ramathan before slotting into the back of the net at Lugogo. Fantastic trickery by the youngster!
Your best XI of the season
MK – Fabian Mutombora; Ashraf Mandela, Arafat Galiwango, Huud Muliki, John Revita; Said Kyeyune, Gift Ali, David Owori; Steven Mukwala, Fahad Bayo, Ben Ochen.
Coach: Edward Kaziba.