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REAL STARS AWARDS : Five UPL stars nominated for best of February

DAVID GOMBE

Mbarara City forward Brian Aheebwa, Kyetume FC striker Robert Sentongo, David Bagoole (Busoga United), Frank Kalanda (Express FC) and URA FC midfielder Saidi Kyeyune will battle for Forte Bet Real Stars Best player of the month of February.

Aheebwa scored six goals in the six games he played for his side last month. Four goals of his goals came from five league games while two in the Uganda Cup.

Veteran striker Sentongo has also been instrumental for Kyetume in their fight to overcome relegation in their debut topflight season. Last month he netted seven goals, six in the league and one in the Uganda Cup. Sentongo also registered four assists for the Mukono outfit in the league.

Bagoole was named man of the match in three consecutive games as his side beat Maroons (1-0), URA FC (3-0) and Wakiso Giants (1-0) during the previous month. He scored two goals and three assists.

Kyeyune scored five goals in the five games for URA FC in all competitions, two coming in the league with two assists and also netted a hat trick as his side thrashed Nyamityobora 8-2 in the Uganda Cup.

Kalanda has also been in brilliant form during the month, scoring four goals in six games, three in the league and one in the Uganda Cup.

The nominees for coach of the month are Jackson Mayanja (Kyetume FC), Brian Ssenyondo (Mbarara City), Sam Ssimbwa (URA FC) and Abbey Kikomeko (Busoga United)

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