St. Lawrence University (SLAU) head coach Denis Nono has chipped in on how best Wakiso Giants can utilise new midfielder Owen Kasule if they are to get the best out of the youngster.
According to Nono, his former player Kasule can flourish at the Purple Sharks if he is given the license and freedom to roam the midfield instead of restricting him to a particular role.
“The beauty with the top flight is that teams tend to allow some space during games. And Kasule is a player who easily utilises space to stamp his mark on the game.”
“To get the best out of Kasule, I reckon he should be allowed the freedom to explore these spaces and the resulting performances will be spectacular,” Nono told Football256.
“But if you limit his touches, then things might fall apart and the golden boy might not reach his full potential which will be hurting for me and all those that have seen him rise to the limelight.”
Kasule who is an industrial art student at SLAU is among the latest recruitments at Wakisha stadium, Wakiso where he signed a three-year contract earlier in June.
He comes with a lot of potential and promise given his eye-catching performances as he captained the Buddu Ssaza team to the semi-finals in the Airtel Masaza Cup tournament in 2019 thus enticing the Purple Sharks to tie him down before anyone else.
While his ability is unquestionable, it’s his character and mental strength that really sets him apart as he loves to put the team on his shoulders.
However, Nono who managed Kasule for two years at SLAU asserted that while Kasule comes with all the promise, he should be a little patient as he makes the step up to the top division.
“Kasule loves the team to be built around him and always loves to carry the burden of the team but this time around I hope he can be a little bit patient with himself as next season will be his inaugural season.”
“The top division is different from where he has played previously, and I know he has the potential to become a household name. Generally, I am excited for him,” he added.
The former SLAU captain was part of Nono’s squad that lost 2-1 to Uganda Christian University (UCU) in the Pepsi University Football League final last year at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.