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Ex- KCCA striker Sserunkuma attributes success to hard work

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 27th July 2017 04:02 PM

The 34-year-old striker was on Wednesday voted Uganda Premier League's Most Valuable Player.

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Geoffrey Sserunkuuma (left) excited after receiving car keys from Daniel Kidega of EALA

The 34-year-old striker was on Wednesday voted Uganda Premier League's Most Valuable Player.

UPL  Awards

MVP: Geoffrey Sserunkuma

Top Scorer: Geoffrey Sserunkuma– 21 Goals

Fans’ player of the Year: Geoffrey Sserunkuma

Life time achievers’ award: Patrick Kawooya (RIP) – Former SC Villa President

Young player of the year: Allan Okello (KCCA FC)

Midfielder of the year: Saddam Juma (Express)

Goalkeeper of the Year: Ismail Watenga (Vipers)

Defender of the Year: Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers)

Goalkeeping coach of the Year: Stephen Billy Kiggundu (Vipers)

Coach of the year: Mike Mutebi (KCCA)

Referee of the year: Alex Munabi

 CEO of the year:  David Tamale (KCCA )

Fair Play Individual of the year – Fredrick Ssenoga (Express FC fan)

Fair play team award – KCCA

Special Recognition award: Bukedde TV

Fans of the year: Onduparaka F.C fans

Former KCCA striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma attributed all of the success he experiences today to hard work and determination.

 Geoffrey and his wife Rashida in their Subaru Forester. PHOTOS: Drake Ssentongo

The 34-year-old striker was on Wednesday voted Uganda Premier League's Most Valuable Player. He also took home the top scorer and fans’ players’ awards and a Subaru Forester.

“I want to thank God, coaches and players for the support they have given me.I wouldn’t be here, If it wasn't for my hardwork and determination,” Sserunkuma said after receiving his awards.

Sserunkuma's former coach Mike Mutebi was voted best coach and the best goalkeeping coach award went to Stephen Kiggundu.

Ismail Watenga, Saddam Juma and Halid Lwaliwa won best goalkeeper, midfielder and defender accolades respectively.

Former KCCA official David Tamale was best CEO while the late SC Villa president Patrick Kawooya was given the Life Time Achievers Award.

Onduparaka fans took home the best fans award while Bukedde TV received special recognition  for promoting the league.

KCCA's prodigy Allan Okello won the young player of the year award.

Team of the year

Ismail Watenga (Vipers), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers), Habib Kavuma (KCCA), Timothy Awany (KCCA), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Taddeo Lwanga (SC Villa), Ibrahim Saddam Juma (Express FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Shaban Muhammad (Onduparaka), Emmanuel Okwi (SC Villa) and Geoffrey Sserunkuma (KCCA).

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