The 2015/16 Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) Player of the Year will drive away from Serena Hotel, Kampala in a Subaru Forester come this Friday.
This was confirmed on Tuesday at UPL offices at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, where the vehicle in registration numbers UAZ 038F was presented before the media.
KCCA’s Joseph Ochaya, Erisa Ssekisambu of Vipers and URA’s Robert Ssentongo are jostling for the Player of the Year award.
Fufa Super League Limited (FSLL) board vice chairman, David Serebe, and UPL manager, Paul Kabaikaramu, among other secretariat officials were on hand as Friday’s awards biggest prize was unveiled.
Serebe said such rewards are being brought on board “to encourage as many footballers in this country to play football.” Other prizes include plaques, smart phones and flat screen television sets.
2016 Uganda Premier Awards, Friday, August 12, 2016
Footballer of the Season (MVP): Joseph Ochaya (KCCA), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers), Robert Ssentongo (URA)
Goalkeeper of the Season: Mathias Muwanga (Sadolin Paints), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA) & Ismail Watenga (Vipers)
Defender of the Season: Joseph Ochaya (KCCA), Musa Walangalira (JMC Hippos) & Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers)
Midfielder of the Season: Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Richard Wandyaka (JMC Hippos) & Ibrahim Kayiwa (Express)
Top Scorer: Robert Ssentongo (URA) – 18 goals
Coach of the Season: Mike Mutebi (KCCA), Charles Ayiekoh Lukula (Soana) & Moses Basena (The Saints)
Goalkeeping coach of the Season: Steven Kiggundu Billy (Vipers), Moses Oloya (The Saints) & Kenneth Magada (Sadolin Paints)
Young Player of the Season: Mathias Muwanga (Sadolin Paints), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers) & Musa Esenu (Soana)
Life Time Achievers Award: Longest Serving player of the League, Fan of the Season (Committee to decide)
Best Referee (To be determined by the FUFA Referees Standing Committee)
Fans’ Player of the Year (To be determined by fans through platforms declared by the league organizers – Type Key Word UPL Space Name of Player and send to 8888 Via SMS)
Best Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – To be selected from the one of the 16 UPL Clubs by the Secretariat
Best Sports Journalists (Television, Radio, Photography, Print, Online) – To be selected by the Awards Committee