By Alex Bossa
KCCA Forward Sadat Happy Anaku has been voted the UPL player of the month of March after scoring six goals in the month of March. The 20 year old forward who is a graduate of KCCA Soccer Academy was promoted to first team football by former manager Mike Mutebi.
Prior to winning the award, the forward scored a hattrick away against Busoga United in a 0-4 win and a brace at home to UPDF FC in a 6-1 win. He ended the month with a strike against Police FC at the Phillip Omondi stadium in a match that ended 1-1.
KCCA are fourth on the table with 27 points after 15 rounds of games played.
URA head coach Sam Simbwa was also voted the Pilsner coach of the month for the 3rd time. This follows the MTN fan’s coach of the month of march he received early this month.
Simbwa who has similar attributes to Jose Mourinho guided the Tax Collectors to an impressive five wins in five games while managing to score ten goals and conceding once in the month of March.
The impressive run started with a 1-0 away win against UPDF at the Bombo Military grounds. It was followed by 2-0 wins against Kyetume FC and Police FC respectively before destroying the defending champions Vipers FC 2-1. The tax collectors ended the month of March with a 3-0 win against Onduparaka at the AgaBet Greenlight stadium in Arua.
On receipt of the award, Simbwa attributed his success to the team for working tirelessly. He said,“We have a group of lads at the club that are determined to do all within their power to succeed. That often makes my job as a coach easy. Such players need extra motivation to deliver. This award is for them as much as it is for me.”
Simbwa beat off competition from Express’s Wasswa Bbosa and Busoga United’s Abbey Kikomeko. The pair led their respective clubs to impressive results in the league but their success did not deter Simbwa from winning his third Pilsner coach of the month.