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StarTimes partners with Pilsner as season league awards return

For the first time since 2016/17 season, the Uganda Premier League awards are back.

The 2021/22 end of season awards were launched on Thursday at Kati Kati Resturant in Kampala with League Broadcasters StarTimes partnering with Pilsner Lager.

In attendance was the UPL board chairperson Arinaitwe Rugyendo, league CEO Bernard Bainamani, StarTimes’ Head of Corporate Affairs Christine Kikomeko, Pilsner Lager Brand Manager Edgar Kihumuro and Fufa’s Rogers Byamukama.

Thirteen categories including Best Player of the Season have been lined up to be given out.

Bernard Bainamani said:

“We told you that we will be back. And here we are. Thanks to Pilsner Lager for enabling this to be a success. We hope to be back here to unveil more sponsors.”

Edgar Kihumuro said:

“As you know we recently unveiled a 1 billion shillings investment in local football and this End of Season Awards is part of this investment.

“Since we are awarding the best players of each game and of each month, it only makes sense that we also recognize the overall best players who have stood tall the entire season.”

Rogers Byamukama said:

“FUFA is delighted to see Pilsner Lager renew its partnership with the league and in particular to promote excellence in the game. Growing and expanding our relationships with our corporate partners is one of the pillars of developing our game and we look forward to these awards.”

Christine Kikomeko said:

“We are privileged to see more partners on board. When we came in Ugandan football in 2015, not many sponsors were around then. We started out at KCCA and then SC Villa. But the gap was still there and we took the whole League, and since then, the league has got more mileage and we pleased to see that Pilsner is on board because this will add value to the league in terms of competition and welfare for teams and players.”

The award winners will determined using Statistics, a Technical Panel and selected journalists while The Players Player of the Season and Coaches Player of the Season will be determined by the players and head coaches.

The Platinum award will be determined by the Uganda Premier League board – This will go to an individual that has been exemplary in contributing to the growth and development of the local league either as a player or coach or administrator.

The Categories for the Pilsner Lager SUPL Season Awards:

  1. Player of the Season
  2. Top Goal scorer of the season
  3. Most Assist of the season
  4. Midfielder of the season
  5. Defender of the season
  6. Goalkeeper of the season
  7. Coach of the season
  8. Young Player of the season
  9. Players’ player of the season
  10. Coaches’ Player of the season
  11. Fair Play Team of the season
  12. UPL Best XI
  13. Platinum Award

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