Pilsner Lager and the Star Times Uganda Premier League have today announced that they will recognize the overall Best Players of the Season starting with the current 2021/22 season. The Pilsner Lager StarTimes Uganda Premier League Season Awards are a culmination of the Man of the Match and the Player and Coach of the Month Awards that have been awarded since 2018.
“As you are aware, we have been awarding a Pilsner Lager Man of the Match, a Pilsner Lager Coach of the Month and a Pilsner Lager Player of the Month Award. And now starting this season we shall also be awarding the overall best players and coach of the season,” Uganda Premier League Chairman, Arinaitwe Rugyendo announced at a press conference at Kati Kati.
“This is something that we have been meaning to do for some time now. If you recognise and award the best players of each game and of each month it only makes sense that we also recognise the overall best players of the entire season. We thank Pilsner Lager for expanding their partnership with the StarTimes Uganda Premier League to include the end of Season Awards and we are confident that this initiative will enhance our local premier league,” Rugyendo added.
Pilsner Lager Brand Manager, Kihumuro Edgar said the Pilsner Lager SUPL Season Awards are just one of the many ways that Pilsner Lager is adding value to the local football landscape.
“As you know we recently unveiled a 1billion shillings investment in local football and these End of Season Awards are part of this investment. As the SUPL Chairman has said, since we are awarding the best players of each game and of each month, it only makes sense that we also recognise the overall best players who have stood tall the entire season.” Kihumuro said.
FUFA Executive Committee member Rogers Byamukama welcomed the development
“FUFA is delighted to see growth and development in the local game. FUFA is delighted to see Pilsner Lager renew it’s partnership with the league and in particular to promote excellence in the game.”
Nagujja Christine also welcomed the development saying it will help motivate the players and coaches in the game.
“As StarTimes we welcome the partnership with Pilsner Lager which we believe will help promote excellence in the league. And we encourage even others to consider partnering with the StarTimes Uganda Premier League because there is room for more. Growing local football is not something we can do by ourselves, we need each and every one to get on board as we take local football to the next level.” Nagujja said.
Former KCCA FC Player Geoffrey Sserunkuma last won the player of the season during the 2016/17 season.
•Player of the season
•Top Goal Scorer of the season
•Most Assists of the season
•Midfielder of the season
•Defender of the season
•Goalkeeper of the season
•Coach of the season
•Young Player of the season
•Coaches’ Player of the season
•Players’ Player of the season
•Fair Play team of the season
•UPL Best XI
A platinum Award will also be given to a past exemplary player, coach or administrator. The awards will be determined by a combination of statistics, a technical panel, Journalists and fans. Each recipient will receive a special plaque and a token of appreciation.