Arua- Any coach with an efficient, lethal and workholic player like Viane Sekajugo must be a proud, confident man.
Buganda coach Alex Isabirye would have found it harder lifting the inaugural FUFA Drum tourney trophy on Saturday without the diminutive Onduparaka forward on board.
Sekajugo bossed the two final home and away matches as Buganda swept spirited West Nile – first scoring a late winner in the 1-0 win at Mukono Bishop grounds and then grabbing the leveller in the 1-1 draw at the Green Light Stadium.
Lest we forget, he had inspired Buganda’s renaissance in the group and played a crucial role in the knockout phase when experienced players like Hamis Kizza,Deus Bukenya,Yasser Mugera, Robert Sentongo and Patrick Kaddu shied away from the province duties.
“I thank God and my team mates for this success. I wish this hardwork at the province and club can get me a national team call up soon,” revealed Sekajugo as he gladly held his MVP gong.
Isabirye defied a wobbly start and rejection by ‘star players’ to fashion out a title winning side.
“Some top flight clubs refused to give us the big name players but that didn’t hold us back in our fight.
“I’m thankful to my players for the determined comeback they have showed today after West Nile tried to fight back in the match,” Isabirye told Daily Monitor.
In a well attended match, West Nile had an energised started that was rwarded with a 41st minute lead by Bul forward Villa Oromchan.
Sekajugo brought his magical wand to the fore on 79 minutes when he superbly controlled Dan Bilikwalira’s pass on the edge of the box, shaking off the entire West Nile defence in a split of a second before sending custodian Nathian Alionzi the wrong way with a calm finished.
Winners Buganda walked home with Shs32m cash prize whereas West Nile settled for Shs15m. Sekajugo was deservedly named MVP.