Four nominees, two from player and coach categories will lock horns for March’s glory as the Uganda Premier League in conjunction with Pilsner release the Pilsner awards short list.
In the players’ category, Police FC’s Ben Ocen and Soltilo Bright Stars’s Ssekamate Samuel stood tall in the month of April and are the two nominees for Pilsner Player of the Month.
Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte scored six goals in the league in six games. The gigantic forward hit a brace in the Stars’ 3-1 win against Kitara. He scored, a goal when Bright Stars beat Wakiso Giants (3-2), MYDA (3-0), Express (3-2) and KCCA FC (2-0) respectively.
His scoring form also earned him an appearance on the score sheet twice when Bright Stars defeated Paidha Black Angels 3-1 to eliminate them in the Stanbic Uganda Cup at the round of 32.
He has enabled Bright Stars win six of their eight games played in April across all competitions.
Police lanky forward Ben Ocen scored six goals from eight games across all competitions. Five of the goals came from the six league games while one from Stanbic Uganda Cup. He was on the score sheet as Police beat Kyetume 3-0 while he notched a brace in Police’s 4-1 and 6-1 wins over Kitara and MYDA respectively.
He (Ocen) scored when Police defeated FUFA Big League side Calvary 5-0 in the first leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32.
Another Soltilo star, tactician Baker Mbowa is a nominee alongside the out spoken Vipers SC’s gaffer Fred Kajoba for the coach of the month.
Mbowa’s coached Soltilo Bright Stars won five out of the six and drew only against table leaders URA FC in the month, collecting 16 out of the possible of the possible 18 points.
Vipers SC’s Kajoba drew goalless against Wakiso Giants before he suffered a 1-0 defeat against Express FC both at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Vipers SC managed 13 out of the possible 18 points in six games and this gives Kajoba a disadvantage to retain the accolade he won in March.
The category winners shall be announced at the awarding ceremony set for next week on Monday 10th May 2021 at Kati-Kati restaurant in Lugogo.