Allan Okello, the talented KCCA FC midfielder has been crowned the best young player of the year in the 2016/2017 Azam Uganda Premier League Awards (AUPL) at a ceremony held on Wednesday at Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala. He beat Thomas Ikara of Kirinya Jinja SS and also Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye of Vipers.
The 17 year old young made headlines after his breakthrough in a game where scored for his team, KCCA FC a hat trick against Onduparaka FC.
His award comes with a prize of UGX 500,000.
Meanwhile his team mate Geoffrey Sserunkuma drove home in a SUBARU, model 2005 as the ultimate prize in addition to Ugx. 2 million, after emerging most voted player of the season by fans. Sserunkuuma walked away with three top accolades on top of being named in the Best XI.
The Summary of Winners
Champions – KCCA FC
MVP of the season: Geoffrey Sserunkuma (KCCA FC)
Goalkeeper of the season: Isma Watenga (Vipers)
Defender of the season: Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers)
Midfielder of the season: Saddam Juma (Express FC)
Top Scorer: Geoffrey Sserunkuma (KCCA FC, 21goals)
Young Player of the year: Allan Okello (KCCA FC)
Fan’s player of the year: Geoffrey Sserunkuma
Fair play club of the season: KCCA
Fair play individual of the season: Fredrick Ssenoga – Recognised after he personally drove Vincent Onyebuchi to Hospital in his car when he broke leg against Proline at Wankulukuku.
Coach of the year: Mike Mutebi (KCCA FC)
Best Goalkeeping coach: Kiggundu Stephen Billy (Vipers)
Referee of the year: Alex Muhabi
Club CEO of the season: Tamale David (KCCA FC)
TV – Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo (NTV)
Radio – Fiona Namiiro (Star FM)
Print – John Vianney Nsimbe (The Observer)
Photography – John Batanudde (Redpepper)
Online – Isabirye David (Kawowo Sports)
Fan(s) of the year: Onduparaka Fans
Life Time Achiever Award Patrick Kawooya (SC Villa)
The BEST XI of the SEASON
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).