Sport
Depleted Wanderers hurting
Publish Date: Feb 28, 2014
Depleted Wanderers hurting
Wanderers captain Denis Musali will have to prepare his side for life without two of their biggest assets. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Charles Mutebi 

UCA T20 National League (Saturday)

SKLPS v Rounders

Rounders v Premier

Wanderers v ACC

Wanderers v Patidar

Challengers v KICC

Warriors v Challengers

Tornado B v Tigers

Charity v Jinja

Charity v JACC 

AT around the same time last year, the Wanderers had assembled a team that would go on to win UCA T20 National League. 

As we speak, a young, unknown quantity stands in the place of the attractive side that won the club’s first trophy in 12 years.

On Saturday, the Wanderers face Division 2 outfits ACC and Patidar at Kyambogo in a two-game assignment in the UCA T20 National League but the outcome of those games cannot be predicted as easily as, say, a month ago when the Wanderers were among the giants in national league cricket. 

But losing two of Uganda’s best cricketers has changed that, as it would for any side. First, national skipper Davis Karashani left for Tornado B and now silky batsman Hamza Saleh is almost through the exit door for a club that he is yet to determine. 

“I will almost certainly leave the Wanderers,” said Saleh. “It is not completely decided now but you will soon know who I will play for this season”. 

Already out of contention for the major trophies following Karashani’s departure, Saleh’s exit will make the Wanderers even less of a force to reckon with. 

“Winning isn’t a priority right now,” conceded club captain Denis Musali in light of the new, daunting reality. 

“We need to get combinations rite now and also give the young guns enough (match) practice.” 

Just last year, the Wanderers won the T20 title in one of the most dramatic and emotional finishes in recent history. But  it seems the good times will not last long. Musali, Hamu Kayondo, Arthur Ziraba and Denis Tabi will provide the experience and skill for which the Wanderers can start rewriting a new chapter. 

Only the successes may come later rather than sooner.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Serunkuuma move raises dust at Express
Heads are set to roll at Express following the transfer of midfielder Simon Serunkuuma to Tanzanian giants Simba SC....
Massa is joint-top scorer in the ABSA Premiership
Geoffrey Massa is determined to win the prestigious top scorers golden boot in the South Africa ABSA Premiership this season....
Visa hitch hits pool hard in an otherwise a good season
Despite the challenges, pool scaled some good height in the 2014 season.For the first time, Uganda fielded a team to the Africa Pool Championships in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in November....
Ebola fears headline 2014 for African football
Ebola caused the 2015 African Nations Cup to be moved from Morocco to Equatorial Guinea in a year which also saw Algeria and Nigeria reach the World Cup finals knock out stages....
Thierry Henry says retiring from professional game
French striker Thierry Henry said Tuesday he was retiring from professional football after two decades in the game and will become a TV analyst for Sky Sports in England....
KCCA start life without Majwega
KCCA FC coach Abdullah Mubiru is optimistic that his side can retain the Uganda Premier league title....
What is causing the rise in Early child marriages?
Decaying social structures
Poor Education
None of the above
follow us
subscribe to our news letter