Sam Bamweyana Ssimbwa (left) and Sadat Anaku show of their plaques at Kati Kati Restaurant (Credit: John Batanudde)

Pilsner Monthly Awards (March 2021 winners):

  • Player: Sadat Anaku (KCCA)
  • Coach: Sam Ssimbwa (URA)

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football club striker Sadat Anaku and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) head coach Sam Ssimbwa Bamweyana were rewarded with plaques and Shs 1,000,000 apiece as the respective most outstanding player and coach in March 2021.

The crowning ceremony was held at Kati-Kati Restaurant along Lugogo by-pass in Kampala on Thursday, 15 April 2021.

URA’s Ssimbwa was the best pick ahead of Express’ Richard Wasswa Bbosa and Busoga United’s Abbey Bogere Kikomeko.

Ssimbwa guided the tax collectors to five wins out of five matches played against UPDF, Kyetume, Vipers, Onduparaka and Busoga United.

Express’ Bbosa drew once in five matches whilst Kikomeko won 3 out of the five matches.

Sam Ssimbwa holds plaque(Credit: John Batanudde)

I am happy to receive this award. I thank the organizers, players, technical team, my bosses at URA Football Club and the authority. It is a motivator to me to fight for more accolades.

Sam Bamweyana Ssimbwa, URA FC Head coach

He hinted on the need to win a domestic double but believes the title race is still wide open.

“We have only played two matches in the second round. It is still too early to predict who will be the champion. I know it is between us (URA), Vipers, Express and KCCA. Any of these clubs can win the title. As URA, we seek a double (league and Uganda Cup)” Ssimbwa disclosed.

Sadat Anaku holds the plaque (Credit: John Batanudde)

Players:

Anaku scored six goals including a hat-trick against Busoga United, two man of the match accolades; including a brace and one assist.

The left footed forward dedicated the award to former club manager Mike Hilary Mutebi.

“I am very happy for the accolade. I thank the sponsors. Would like to dedicate this award to our former coach Mike Mutebi and appreciate my fellow teammates for this achievement.” Anaku disclosed.

Sadat Anaku celebrates a goal against Police at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo (Credit: John Batanudde)

He was considered ahead of Steven Mukwala (URA) with five goals, one assist and one man of the match accolade.

Busoga United’s Shaka Ssozi came third after scoring three goals in five matches as Busoga rose from the relegation docket.

The awards ceremony were graced by the Uganda Premier League manager Paul Kabaikaramu as well as the league mouthpiece and communications manager Gordon Roy Mundeyi.

Star Times Uganda Premier League Matchday 18

Friday, 16th April 2021:

  • Kitara Vs Vipers, Masindi Municipal Stadium – Masindi (4:00 PM), Live on Sanyuka TV
  • URA Vs  BUL, Arena of Visions – Ndejje University (4:00 PM)

Saturday, 17th April 2021:

  • Express  Vs Mbarara City , Betway Muteesa II Stadium-Wankulukuku (3:00pm) – Live on Sanyuka TV
  • Wakiso Giants Vs Onduparaka, Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium -Wakiso (4:00 PM)
  • UPDF Vs Kyetume, Bombo Military Barracks Grounds (4:00 PM)
  • MYDA Vs Soltilo Bright Stars, King George IV Memorial Stadium, Tororo (4:00 PM)
  • Busoga United Vs Police, FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru (4:00 PM)

Sunday, 18th April 2021

  • KCCA Vs SC Villa, MTN Omondi Stadium – Lugogo (4:00pm), Live on Sanyuka TV

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

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