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Pictorial: Fashion, class and elegance at 2016/17 Azam Uganda Premier League Awards

Wednesday, 26th July 2017 was one of the most awaited days on the domestic football calendar.

It marked the crowing night for the best performers during the 2016/17 Azam Uganda Premier league season at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. captured some of the captivating colorful memories at the high class event organized by the Uganda Premier League, Azam Media and Kibo Media.

KCCA FC acting CEO Josephine Namukisa (center) and manager Mike Mutebi picked the club’s award

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club striker Geofrey Sserunkuma took home a lion’s share of accolades.

Sserunkuma was the Most Valuable Player, top scorer, fans’ player of the year and was also named on the team of the year,  taking home four different awards.

Geofrey Sserunkuma with his wife after the crowning ceremony
The FUFA President handshakes some of the players named on the Best XI of the season
Goalkeeping coach of the season Stephen Billy Kiggundu with the 1978 Uganda Cranes legendary goalie Paul Ssali Mukisa
Referee of the year, Alex Muhabi (with award) along side the legendary Ali Tomusange

The FUFA President, Eng, Moses Magogo was among the high profile guest list that included Members of parliament, National Council of sports, Government officials, representatives from sponsors, fans, active and retired players  as well as referees.

KCCA players and officials at the awards night
FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson graced the Azam UPL awards

Sserunkuma was also rewarded with a car.

Mike Mutebi the coach of the year gets his award from NCS’ general secretary, David Ssemakula Katende
Musician Gravity Omutujju thrilled the guests, players and other officials who graced the awards
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo delivering his speech during the awards
Express FC Chairperson, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi addresses the guests
Midfielder of the year, Ibrahim Sadam Juma
David Isabirye of Kawowo Sports Media was the best on-line reporter. Others were recognized in print, photography, Television and special media recognition award

The main league sponsors Azam Television were joined by the other partners Nile Breweries Limited, Bidco Uganda Limited  and Betway to make the event a complete success.

Some of the FSSL Board members present


MVP: Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA Football club)

Top Scorer: Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA Football Club) – 21 Goals

Fans’ player of the Year: Geoffrey Sserunkuma (KCCA Football Club)

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 Football Club)

Referee of the year: Alex Muhabi

Club Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the year award:  David Tamale (KCCA football club)

Fair Play Individual of the year – Fredrick Senoga

Fair play team award – KCCA football club

Media (On line): David Isabirye (Kawowo Sports)

Media (Print): John Viannie Nsiimbe (The Observer)

Media (TV): Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo (NTV)

Media (Radio): Phiona Namiiro (Star F.M)

Special Recognition award: Bukedde TV

Media ( Photography): John Batanudde (Red Pepper and Kawowo Sports)

Fans of the year: Onduparaka F.C fans

Team of the year

Ismail Watenga (G.K), Nico Wadada Wakiro, Habibu Kavuma, Halid Lwaliwa, Timothy Awanyi, Tadeo Lwanga, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Juma Saddam Ibrahim, Geofrey Sserunkuma, Shaban Muhammed, Emmanuel Okwi

Coach – Mike Mutebi

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