Pilsner Month Awards
*Player of the Month Nominees: Wandyaka Richard (BUL FC), Ndugwa Karim (BUL FC), Amaku Fred (Maroons FC)
*Coach of the Month Nominees: Isabirye Alex (BUL FC), Magera Jackson (SC Villa), Senfuma Mohammed (Maroons FC)
BUL FC have three nominees on the shortlist for the Pilsner UPL monthly awards.
The monthly awards that seek to recognise excellence in Uganda Premier League, will be held this Wednesday at Kati Kati in Kampala.
BUL FC, seated on top of the league table with 14 points, have entries in both Player and Coach of the month categories.
BUL FC duo of Richard Wandyaka and Karim Ndugwa are nominated alongside Maroons striker Fred Amaku for best player of the month of October.
Wandyaka scored four goals and made three assists in the concluded month; his goals came against Blacks Power (2), UPDF and a late winner against SC Villa.
Ndugwa has three goals in October, his fourth (Vs Onduparaka) was scored in November. His three were against Blacks Power (2) and UPDF.
Amaku on the other hand, has three goals – a brace against Busoga United and a winner over KCCA, all coming at Luzira.
Express FC striker Allan Kayiwa, also with three goals, is a major omission.
BUL tactician Alex Isabirye has also been shortlisted for coach of the season.
And he will be the favourite in a category that has Jackson Magera (SC Villa) and Mohammed Senfuma (Maroons).
BUL collected 11 out of possible 15 points in October where they won three of the five games: They beat Blacks Power 5-0, UPDF 3-1 and SC Villa 1-0. They drew URA 1-1 and Gaddafi 1-1.
Magera on the other hand, saw Villa win three (Gaddafi, Express and Busoga United) of the five games, drew goalless with Onduparaka and lost to BUL to finish with 10 of possible 15.
Ssenfuma helped Maroons collect Eight out of possible 15; best Busoga United and KCCA, drew with Bright Stars and Wakiso Giants while fell to Arua Hill 3-1.
Livingston Mbabazi of Arua Hill can be cited out as an omission on the coaches list, with his side winning two of three games in October, collecting 7 of 9 available points in the period.
2021/22 Pilsner UPL Awards Monthly Winners:
October: Davis Kasirye (KCCA), Morley Byekwaso (KCCA)
November: Steven Mukwala (URA), Morley Byekwaso (KCCA)
December: Cesar Manzoki (Vipers), Roberto Oliveira (Vipers)
January/February: Steven Mukwala (URA), Sam Timbe (URA)
March: Simon Peter Oketch (BUL), Roberto Oliveira (Vipers)
April: Shaban Muhammad (Onduparaka), Roberto Oliveira (Vipers)
May: Cromwell Rwothomio (URA), Roberto Oliveira (Vipers)