Patrick Jonah Kakande Dominates Pilsner Uganda Premier League Awards

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Kakande dominates SUPL awards with three honors.
SC Villa coach Stojanovic named Coach of the Season.
Vipers SC recognized for fair play in the league.
Full list of top performers and team of the season.

Kakande’s Stellar Season

SC Villa’s forward Patrick Jonah Kakande was the star of the Pilsner Uganda Premier League (SUPL) awards ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. Kakande’s impressive performance throughout the season, scoring nine goals and providing five assists, played a crucial role in SC Villa’s record-extending 17th league title. His efforts did not go unnoticed as he walked away with three major accolades: Pilsner Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, and Players’ Player of the Season. Additionally, Kakande earned a spot in the Best Eleven of the 2023/24 season.

A Night of Recognition

The awards night was a testament to the outstanding talent displayed throughout the season. SC Villa’s head coach, Dusan Stojanovic, was honored as Coach of the Season for guiding his team to victory. Another SC Villa standout, Ronald Ssekiganda, received the Midfielder of the Season award, highlighting the team’s dominance in the league.

Yunus Sentamu’s spectacular goal against Wakiso Giants at Kitende was deservedly named Goal of the Season. Kitara FC’s Denis Omedi, who netted 15 goals, was recognized as the Coaches’ Player of the Season. Kitara FC also saw their goalkeeper, Chrispus Kusiima, awarded Goalkeeper of the Season, with Thomas Ikarah being acknowledged for the most clean sheets (15) while playing for BUL FC.

Fair Play and Team Spirit

Vipers SC earned the Fair Play Team of the Season award, a reflection of their disciplined play throughout the league, finishing with only 33 yellow cards and one red card. This recognition emphasizes the importance of sportsmanship and fair play in the game.

Comprehensive List of Award Winners

The event celebrated a diverse range of talents across various categories:

  • Fair Play Team of the Season: Vipers SC
  • Young Player of the Season: Patrick Jonah Kakande (SC Villa)
  • Coaches’ Player of the Season: Denis Omedi (Kitara FC)
  • Players’ Player of the Season: Patrick Jonah Kakande (SC Villa)
  • Most Clean Sheets of the Season: Thomas Ikarah (BUL FC, 15 clean sheets)
  • Coach of the Season: Dusan Stojanovic (SC Villa)
  • Most Assists of the Season: Abraham Tusubira (Maroons FC, 10 assists)
  • Defender of the Season: Ronald Otti (BUL FC)
  • Midfielder of the Season: Ronald Ssekiganda (SC Villa)
  • Goalkeeper of the Season: Chrispus Kusiima (Kitara FC)
  • Platinum Award: Balamaze Lwanga (Former SC Villa Patron and Chairman)
  • Top Scorer of the Season: Muhammad Shaban (KCCA FC, 17 goals)
  • Goal of the Season: Yunus Sentamu (Vipers SC against Wakiso Giants)

Team of the Season

The Best Eleven of the 2023/24 season showcased the cream of the crop:

  • Goalkeeper: Chrispus Kusiima (Kitara FC)
  • Defenders: Joseph Dhata (NEC FC), Nicholas Mwere, Ronald Otti (BUL FC), Kenneth Semakula (SC Villa)
  • Midfielders: Joel Sserunjogi (KCCA FC), Ronald Ssekiganda (SC Villa), Abraham Tusubira (Maroons FC)
  • Forwards: Denis Omedi (Kitara FC), Muhammad Shaban (KCCA FC), Patrick Jonah Kakande (SC Villa)
  • Coach: Dusan Stojanovic (SC Villa)

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