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Sserunkuma favourite to land top UPL Awards gong

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 26th July 2017 11:44 AM

The 34-year-old vies for the MVP accolade with Onduparaka’s Mohammad Shaban and former SC Villa player Emmanuel Okwi

Sserunkuma favourite to land top UPL Awards gong

The 34-year-old vies for the MVP accolade with Onduparaka’s Mohammad Shaban and former SC Villa player Emmanuel Okwi

 

He's on his way out of the Azam Uganda Premier League but Geoffrey Sserunkuma is in position for the perfect farewell party today.

The striker who led KCCA FC to a League and Cup double is a favourite to win the MVP award in what is expected to be a glamorous Uganda Premier League (UPL) awards at Imperial Royal Hotel, in Kampala today.

It would be the highest individual honour for the veteran goal-getter, who led the scoring chart in the league with 21 goals.

Sserunkuma (right) is due to join Zambian top division outfit Buildcon on a one-and half year deal.

The 34-year-old vies for the MVP accolade with Onduparaka's Mohammad Shaban and former SC Villa player Emmanuel Okwi  who recently joined Tanzanian side Simba. The winner will drive home in a Subaru Forester car.

Former KCCA left full back Joseph Ochaya who is currently with Zambia's Lusaka Dynamos won the accolade last year.

Sserukuma who scored 31 goals for KCCA last season across all competitions, recently won three accolades at the KCCA FC awards.

He received both fans player and players' awards before receiving a prize of land title for the MVP at the same awards.

Sserunkuma's opponents Shaban and Okwi relatively had a good season, each scoring 13 and 10 goals in the league respectively.

Habib Kavuma who was one of KCCA's key players in defence last season will compete for defender of the year accolade with teammate Timothy Awanyi and Vipers' Halid Lwaliwa.

Coach Mike Mutebi who led KCCA to their first double and qualification to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup is tipped to walk away with the coach of the year award ahead of Abbey Kikomeko of Kirinya Jinja and SC Villa's Wasswa Bbosa.

KCCA's Muzamiru Mutyaba, Saddam Juma and Shafik Kagimu of URA will battle for the best midfielder accolade.

Saddam's performance at his former club Express before he joined KCCA was also considered for the award.

Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Isma Watenga (Vipers) Thomas Ikara (Kirinya) will face stiff competition for the best goalkeeper award while Allan Okello (KCCA), Frank Tumwesigye (Vipers) and Thomas Ikara (Kirinya) all have a chance of winning the young player accolade.

KCCA's goalkeeping coach Daniel Kiwanuka will vie for the best goalkeeping coach award with Sam Kawalya and Stephen Kiggundu of Express and Vipers respectively.

Winners from the fans best player, fair play award (club and individual), UPL best 11, fan of the year, life time achiever will also be rewarded.

Azam TV, Africell, Tropical Bank, Coca- Cola, Nile Special, KCCA, BUL, Uganda Health Marketing Group are among the sponsors of the annual event.

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