KCCA goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan recieves his award from Entebbe Division B chairman, Stlaney Namayiriria Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

3rd Entebbe Red Carpet Performance Awards:

  • 17th December 2017
  • At Imperial Golf Course Hotel, Entebbe

Sports Awards Nominees:

  • Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania & Uganda Cranes)
  • Benjamin Ochan (KCCA & Uganda Cranes)
  • Masavu Football Club (Uganda Premier League Team)
[/media-credit] Uganda Cranes’ Murushid Jjuuko Credit: © Kawowo Sports | Cosmas Arinitwe

Two Uganda Cranes stars defender Murushid Jjuuko and goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan have been nominated alongside Uganda Premier League club, Masavu F.C for the 2017 Entebbe Red Carpet outstanding Sports award.

The annual Entebbe Red Carpet Performance awards shall be happening for the third year in a row at Imperial Golf Course Hotel in Entebbe on the 17th December 2017.

Jjuuko, a defender who plies his professional trade with Tanzania Premier League outfit Simba Sports Club is tipped for the award after a stellar year that witnessed him play at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon.

[/media-credit] Murushid Jjuuko in action against Egypt at AFCON 2017. He was on top of his game against Egypt and Mali. He played 180 minutes. Credit: Cafonline

He will however face stiff competition from another Entebbe born and bred product in goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan whose outstanding performances with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club in 2017 shone brightest.

[/media-credit] Benjamin Ochan with a routine save during a KCCA game Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

For starters, Ochan also won the award last year. This season, his splendid performances for KCCA witnessed him guide the club to the 12th premier league crown (now four shy of record winners, Sports Club Villa Jogoo), the Uganda Cup (formerly Kakungulu Cup) and was outstanding on the continent in the CAF Champions and Confederation Cup tournaments.

The third candidate for the gong is Masavu Football Club, a team that had an incredible season right from the FUFA Big League where they became the first club to get promoted from the second division to top flight with 4 matches left on the clock.

Masavu Football Club Team that faced KCCA in the Uganda Premier League at Lugogo recently Credit:

According to the chief brain behind these awards, Charles ‘Engineer’ Kamya, the Entebbe Red Carpet Performance Awards are meant to provide that plat form to appreciate what the people in the community of Entebbe and surrounding area have done all year long.

These awards are basically to appreciate the effort of the respective people in the community. The sports catergory is one of those areas where we feel outstanding personalities ought to be recognized.

We have other sectors as business, education, tourism, fashion house and entertainment (musicians and Dj’s). We feel sports also has a tremendous impact to the society in general.

May the best person or team win on the awards night come 17th December 2017”.

Wood ball teenager Mark Kayongo and goalkeeper Ochan won the sports award in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

A high profile list of guests has been already confirmed by the organizers at the event where wining, dinning and merry making is the order of the day.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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