Too close to call between Kizza, Wasswa in Fufa awards

Thursday December 6 2018

Mustapha Kizza of KCCA attempts to scor

Mustapha Kizza of KCCA attempts to score against Esperance (Tunisia) during the Caf Champions League match on July 28 at Mandela Stadium, Namboole. PHOTO BY ISMAIL KEZAALA 


KAMPALA. In all honesty, KCCA’s marauding defender left winger Mustapha Kizza deserved to be contending for the top prize, the Airtel-Fufa male player of the year prize car award.
The organisers startlingly clustered him in the ‘most promising player’ category alongside Vipers’ steady defender Geoffrey Wasswa and Fred Amaku of Jinja SSS. For his 12 assists in the Uganda Premier League last season as KCCA raced to second spot and feisty displays as Mike Mutebi’s side lifted aloft the Uganda Cup at the expense of Wasswa’s Vipers, Kizza is miles ahead in the race.
If he could give a bloody nose to Fufa Male player contenders; Allan Okello (KCCA), Moses Waiswa (Vipers) and Viane Sekajugo (Onduparaka) – had he been considered - it is inconceivable he will lose to Amaku and Wasswa in a ‘lesser category’. Lest we forget, Kizza was an integral pillar as KCCA defied the odds to storm the lucrative Caf Champions league groups – and the Kasasiro fans will take long to forget his curling cross that striker Muhammad Shaban headed home against St George at Lugogo for KCCA bank account to bulge with Shs2bn.
Wasswa, who has graduated into an established player for Vipers, can claim part of the award more so if his exploits in the Venoms’ league title triumph is anything to go by. Amaku was just that surprise striker that scored eight goals for a Jinja side that had loads of hope in the start and dwindled at the end. Injuries and a deplorable form-book have thrown him in obscurity this campaign.