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Olega Caesar: When We Had Sugarcanes For Lunch On Match-day


Factfile:
Name – Olega Sahin Caesar
Date of birth – 31st-08-1996
Place of Birth – Mulago Referral Hospital.
Parents – Mr. Kayowa Paul and Mrs. Awuru Aisha
Education background – Nsambya Nursery school, Kabale Adventist Primary School, St. Paul’s SS Bukinda (S1) in 2006, Kabale SS (S2), Kigezi High and Kabale Brainstorm (S4) in 2009, Mehta SS Lugazi (A’Level) in 2011
Football Career – Kigongi Youngsters (Kabale in 2008), The Saints FC (2012), Onduparaka FC (2014 – 2017), Paidha Black Angels, Maroons (2019 – )


SportsNation: Who are your role models both local and International?
Olega: I was inspired by Sulaiman Mutyaba in Uganda and Ronaldo Internationally.

SportsNation: Which Clubs do you support?
Olega: KCCA and Manchester United.

SportsNation: What do you consider as your strength and weaknesses?
Olega: I am good in the air, I shoot with both legs, Good in defending and attacking, Game reading and my weakness is when given yellow card for shouting at referees!

Caesar Olega with Onduparaka

SportsNation: What are some of the challenges you have faced playing football?
Olega: When we were given Sugarcane for lunch in the Under 17 at Kigongi Youngsters on every match-day. Not paid for almost seven months at Paidha Black Angels in 2017-2018.

SportsNation: What are your football dreams?
Olega: To play abroad and on the National Team.

SportsNation: What is your best and worst matches?
Olega: My best match was between West Nile vs Uganda Cranes Namutima at Greenlight Stadium Arua in 2015-2016. We defeated Uganda Cranes Namutima 1-0 and I scored the sole goal. Then my worst match is Bright Stars vs Paidha Black Angels at Kavumba Recreational Ground, we lost 6-0 because we arrived at 6:27am then in the evening we played when tired without resting.

Olega with Paidha Black Angels

SportsNation: What is your best football moment?
Olega: Traveling to South Africa in 2009 and 2010 for Copa cola. Being man of the match against Express, SC Villa and Maroons FC.

SportsNation: What is your best goal ever?
Olega: Winning goals against Ndejje University and Water FC which promoted Onduparaka FC to the Uganda Premier League, my sole goal against Uganda Cranes Namutima.

SportsNation: Who is your best friend at Maroons FC
Olega: Okello Silver because he has been there for me in good and bad times.

Olega in action with Maroons against Express at Luzira.

SportsNation: Why did you choose to play football?
Olega: Because I watched my dad playing football and he made me love it.


SportsNation: What is your favorite shirt number?
Olega: Shirt number 14 because coach Mike Mutebi made me love it and great players like Xabi Alonso and Thierry Henry wore it and it’s my magic number.

SportsNation: What are some of your Honours and Achievements?
Olega: Traveling to South Africa, being named man of the match, Uganda Cup and Super cup runners up with Paidha Black Angels


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