The Uganda Premier League has confirmed fans’ involvement in selection of the best performers for the 2021/22 season.
This was announced by the league secretariat as a tentative date and venue for the fete was revealed.
Peter Kibazo, a UPL Board member was full of praise for the awards main sponsors Pilsner.
“We have journeyed with Pilsner for the past seasons,” he started. “They have tested the waters; we started with individual awards for certain games – Pilsner Man of the Match – and that has been a success, and we are glad to have these season awards back,” he added.
The proposed venue for the awards that will climax an exciting season won by Vipers is Kati Kati Gardens in Lugogo.
📸 — Photos from the launch of the #PilsnerSUPLAwards that happened at Kati Kati restaurant.
Board member in charge of communications Peter Kibazo, League Manager Paul Kabaikaramu and Head of Marketing and Communications Gordon Mundeyi in attendance. pic.twitter.com/oOONTjOBB0
— StarTimes Uganda Premier League (@UPL) June 7, 2022
League manager Paul Kabaikaramu emphasized that all awards will decided on Credibility, Quality Accolades and Fan Involvement an explained how the fans will be part.
“The Public (fans) will nominate their best selection (player for example), then the panel will choose three players per category from the fans selection, then the public and other stakeholders will vote on the three nominees before the winner is announced on the Technical Panel.”
The biggest award is the Player of the season which will go to the Best Player of the 2021/22 season, SUPL Finest XI (Best Eleven of the season) and Platinum Award are the other categories.
Best Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Coach of the season will be recognised.
Best young player, Top scorer (player with most goals), Most Assists, Fair Play team, Players’ Player (voted for by players), Coaches’ Player (voted by coaches).
The League Secretariat will in the due course release a voting link for the fans to use.
The Categories for the Pilsner Lager SUPL Season Awards:
- Player of the Season
- Top Goal scorer of the season
- Most Assists of the season
- Midfielder of the season
- Defender of the season
- Goalkeeper of the season
- Coach of the season
- Young Player of the season
- Players’ player of the season
- Coaches’ Player of the season
- Fair Play Team of the season
- UPL Best XI
- Platinum Award