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Oscar Mawa Reveals His Footballing Idol

KCCA FC Junior team striker Oscar Mawa has revealed his footballing idol growing up.

Mawa, who inspired Uganda Cubs to the CECAFA U17 Championship, says that he admires Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo, now at Juventus, has won five Ballon D’or awards and as many Champions League trophies.

Cristiano Ronaldo. Courtesy photo

Regarded as the greatest goal scorer of his time, Ronaldo who once played at the wings, has scored a record 134 goals in Champions League.

“I always admire Cristiano Ronaldo’s style of football that’s why I can play in the wings, I can also play in the central forward,” said Mawa.

“Ronaldo has been my hero growing up, I like his kind of football.”

Oscar Mawa in KCCA FC colours

Mawa was on Tuesday crowned the best footballer for the month of December at Fortebet Real Stars monthly Sports Awards, at the event held at Copper Chimney, Lugogo.

To win the category, the teenager beat his senior compatriot and current UPL top scorer Brian Aheebwa who is on 7 goals and Mawogola Saza team Captain Mike Lutaaya who helped his team to advance to the next stage of ongoing Masaza tourney with four clean shits.

Mawa scored six goals and provided two assists as the Uganda Cubs defend the CECAFA U17 Championship hosted in Rwanda.

Uganda Cubs hence qualified for AFCON U17 next year to be hosted in Morocco in March.

Oscar Mawa with the Fortebet Real Stars award

“I want to thank my club KCCA FC for naturing my talent and my School Gombe High for giving me better education and also make sure that I achieve something academically, so am really very happy,” the shy star added.

“I want to thank all my former players, without them I wouldn’t have done it, I really thank them for their effort, and I thank the organisers of these awards because this award has given me more motivation to do more in the next coming competitions.”

Mawa on what made him a good goal scorer, revealed: “We had a better team, all players were good, the midfielders were top, they know where to put the ball, where I need it so I just needed to work with them.”

He commended his Cubs teammate Travis Mutyaba.

The just concluded U-20 AFCON CECAFA Zonal Championship top scorer Ivan Bogore won the accolade in November when he bettered Halid Lwaliwa and his teammate at the U-20 team Isma Mugulusi.


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