KAMPALA. The expectations of Vipers playmaker Moses Waiswa were always going to be sky high after defying the odds to win the Fufa best footballer award and cementing a slot in the Uganda Cranes.
Waiswa has endured a rather underwhelming start to the season and had no better opportunity to hush his doubters than against Vipers’ nemesis Villa on Saturday - which he failed to make the most of.
Not that Waiswa hasn’t pushed himself, but for inexplicable reasons, he has failed to shine beyond the two goals he has to his name – against Maroons and SC Villa - and the few assists he has managed as Vipers trail KCCA by four points.
He has taken to social media to solicit motivation and promise hope. After the 3-1 loss to Villa on Saturday, he posted his photo holding the aforesaid award - a reminder to his doubters that he is still ‘king’.
“You’re special. I am special. Everybody is special. Let nobody tell you that you can’t do it. That’s what they used to tell me. So you’re so special, treat yourself special, everyday if you can. You just look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself am special,” he wrote.
Yet, Waiswa’s slow start to the season is not causing Vipers coach Michael Nam Ouma to lose any sleep.
“Waiswa is good and he is a national team player. He is skillful but don’t expect him to be at the peak all the time. We are trying to develop him more and that is our role as Vipers,” Ouma told Daily Monitor.
Granted, Waiswa has potential but the barrage of expletives he received from his own fans as he was awarded the man of the match award after the 1-1 draw with URA at Namboole and the fact that Vipers won without him against Nyamityobora, point to the fact that he must do more.