UPL Statistics: The Top Five Goal Creators

Abraham Tusubira (left) leads assists providers (Bata Images)

The Uganda Premier League (UPL) first round climaxed after 15 games for each one of the 16 teams, and teams are in whatever position they’re in because of the goals they scored, and also those they conceded.

Offcourse, a goal is the most vital statistic of the game of football – ties are settled with goals.

For every goal scored, however, there has to be an assist too, unless when maybe the ball has been struck direct from the kick-off spot to the back of the net – and that doesn’t usually happen at all.

In the UPL so far, tricky winger Abraham Tusubira stands out with the most assists (7) while the next four immediately following him including Gaddafi Wahab, Yunus Ssentamu, Laban Tibiita and Ivan Bogere have all managed four.

You can call them the assist kings, the most selfless or the most creative and so much more, here are the UPL players who were of so much help as their teammates scored;

  1. Abraham Tusubira – Maroons (7); The creative midfielder has been in fine form, assisting his teammates to score seven times as he scored thrice himself to help push Maroons to the top four of the UPL with 28 points.
  2. Gadafi Wahab – Arua Hill (4); The midfielder has shone the brightest amidst Arua Hill’s struggles this season. As the Westnile-based side languishes at the bottom of the table with just five points from 15 games, Wahab has still managed four assists, and also scored three goals.
  3. Yunus Ssentamu – Vipers (4); With only three goals in the league after the first round, it looks as though the Venoms’ ‘Hitman’ is struggling, as much more is expected of him. Ssentamu has however also contributed four assists in the process to push his Kitende side to second on the 16-team UPL table with 30 points.
  4. Laban Tibiita – URA (4); David Obua’s Tax Collectors are eighth with 21 points, and the midfielder has contributed four assists and a goal to that cause.
  5. Ivan Bogere – SC Villa (4); The striker has contributed four assists and two goals to see the Jogoos rise up to the top five UPL positions with 26 points.

Nine players managed three assists each, namely; Rashid Okocha, Yasin Mugume, Brian Aheebwa, Enoch Ssebagala, Norman Namanya, Nicholas Mweere, Stephen Munguchi, Alex Kitata and Arafat Usama.

Players with two assists include Shafik Kwikiriza, Patrick Kakande, Shaban Muhammad, Eddy Ssebandeke, Abdu Lumala, Erick Kambale, Joseph Akandwanaho, Dhata Joseph, Samuel Ssekamatte, Amos Kirya, Allan Mugalu, Sharifu Ssengendo and Jude Ssemugabi.

The other players with two assists each are; Godfrey Sekibengo, Bright Anukani, Dennis Omedi, Allan Okello, Karim Watambala, Joshua Lubwama, Joel Sserunjogi, Ibrahim Dada, Bashamu Mugwa, Jasper Aheebwa, John Rogers Okumu, Isaac Wagoina and Sadat Nsubuga.

The rest who have managed just one assist include Ibrahim Kiyemba, Isma Kawawulo, Ashiraf Mandela, Frank Zaga Tumwesigye, Shafik Kakande,Musa Ssali, Jibril Nsimbe, Abasi Kyeyune, Patrick Mbowa, Paddy Muhumuza, Ronald Otti, Tito Ssematimba, Najib Fesali, Solomon Walusimbi, Charles Lwanga, Haruna Lukwago, Isaac Isinde, Robert Eseru, Frank Mulimi, Filbert Obenchan, Moses Aliro, Alex Mandera, Ronald Bithum Nsumbiano, Darious Ojok, Sulaiman Ssesazi, Innocent Kitimbo and Eufranio Carlos Da Silva.

The others are Joel Madondo, Reagan Mpande, Felix Okot, Joshua Amir Kaka, Farouk Ssekayi, Etienne Katenga, Ronald Orombi, Martin Aprem, Alpha Thierry Ssali, Gavin Kizito Mugweri, Kenneth Kimera, Mustafa Kizza, Jonathan Aguocha, Pius Kaggwa, Muwadda Mawejje, Nelson Ssenkatuuka, Jeremy Matata, Living Kabon, Abubakar Lawal, Innocent Wafula, Godwin Kitagenda, Henry Kitegenyi, Ezekiel Katende, Rogers Kiwanuka, Milton Karisa, Solomon Okwalinga, Jeromy Kirya, Douglas Muganga, Ibrahim Orit, Ibrahim Mugulusi, John Asiimwe, Peter Loki and Shugai Kaliisa.

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