African Football

Mugerwa happy to keep in St. George’s tradition


Ugandan midfielder Yasser Mugerwa is elated he won the Ethiopian Premier League title with St. George in his first season in keeping with the club’s winning history.

The horsemen as St. George are famously known were Thursday crowned the EPL champions for the fourth year running with Mugerwa playing a vital role.

The title was St. George’s 14th since the advent of the current league format in 1990 – cementing their dominant position as the most decorated club in the soccer mad country.

“I’m excited about keeping the club’s history. I’m equally elated the team went all the way to CAF Champions League group phase for the first time,” the former URA and Orlando Pirates midfielder told Soka25east.

The coach Mart Noolj’s side made the group phase of the prestigious continental club competition for the first time in their history. They managed a point away to Mamelodi Sundowns in their opening group match last week, which ended in abarren draw in Pretoria.

Mugerwa, 23, joined the Addis Ababa giants from Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League and has so far worked his way into the team’s mainstay.

He reckons at first it was tough, but he has since adjusted, “It was not easy due to high altitude, however, I have managed to adopt well and I’m now okay.”

Mugerwa has remained in the plans of Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin Sredojevic “Micho” who has continued to summon him for national duty.

St. George is home to another Ugandan international Robert Odonkara, who is Cranes’ second choice keeper.

About Bonface Osano

African Football Writer contributing @Soka25east | Commentator; appeared on @MySoccerAfrica, @KweseSports, @ntvkenya, others | Keen follower of African Football. E-mail: [email protected]

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