When Vipers announced the signing of playmaker Moses Waiswa in January from Swedish side Vaxjo, there was excitement that the club had gotten arguably one of the most skilled players in this era.
He didn’t hit the ground running but rather chose the most important match - Caf Confederations Cup duel with Platinum Stars on Saturday - to show the the fans what they were waiting for.
At a filled new St Mary’s stadium, the dribbling ace didn’t only put up a man of the match performance but also played to the gallery.
Employed at the tip of a three-man midfield, the youthful midfield gem combined well with Brian Nkuubi and Deus Bukenya to dominate Platinum’s Boginkosi Ntuli, Siyabonga Zulu and Tintiswalo Tshaba.
He fed the attacking trio of Milton Kaliisa, Erisa Ssekisambu and Mike Sserumaga with crosses and also tracked down enemy attacks well.
“The new coach (Miguel Da Costa) has given us liberty to express ourselves in the game.We now feel we have to lift the burden off the coach and try and play well,” he said.
His impressive performance continues to push hitherto starter Keziron Kizito out of the first team and he promises to work harder.
“Now that I have been put in my natural position (central midfield) from the wings, I will play to the best of my ability, “ he added.
One thing is for certain, Waiswa has the style, composure, determination and creative ingenuity that can take him to lofty heights only if he remains focussed.