Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic heaped praise to youngster Titus Ssematimba after his brace against Ankole Select in a Tuesday friendly.
The Wakiso Giants star netted twice in the second half to help the Cranes to a 3-0 victory at the Kyamatte Stadium, much to Micho’s delight.
“Titus (Ssematimba) is a special young player with a sense to transcend in the box and not many players can do so,” the Serbian told the media shortly after the game.
“He is a young player who came to the light this year in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) with his side Wakiso Giants and he has so far done so well.”
The 20-year-old has witnessed his star shine brighter with each step he’s taken, since his days with Makindye Soccer Academy, Lungujja Academy, and Black Star FC in Kampala.
Along the way, before eventually joining Wakiso from Black Star in 2021, the fleet-footed forward also featured for Buddu Ssaza (2019) and St Lawrence University.
In his first season with the Purple Sharks, he managed seven goals in the Uganda Premier League, and could perhaps have scored more, but for several injury setbacks.
“He is extremely talented but instead of romancing him, we need to be critical because he has material but it’s our responsibility to turn it into a final product,” Micho added.
“I do not only coach Ugandan players but I also love them and I surely enjoy it when I see them improve.”
With the new season (2022/23) in sight, the stylish player looks set for a bigger show which will have his star blaze even brighter.