Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the current Commander of the UPDF Special Forces Command will grace the inaugural Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) Awards on Friday evening at Kampala Serena.
Gen. Muhoozi replaces Education and Sports Minister Janet Museveni who league manager UPL CEO Paul Kabaikaramu had confirmed to be the chief guest.
But on Thursday UPL chairman Arinaitwe Rugyendo said Gen. Muhoozi’s presence was a big statement for Ugandan football.
“The SFC Commander, Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, will preside over the UPL Awards at Kampala Serena tomorrow. Let us support Ugandan football,” Mr. Rugyendo tweeted.
“We hope that the patriotic life of the first son (Maj. Gen Muhoozi) and his presence at the award ceremony will inspire our sports men and women as well as organizations take up sports seriously,” he told EagleOnline.
KCCA’s Joseph Ochaya, Erisa Ssekisambu of Vipers and URA’s Robert Ssentongo are jostling for the Player of the Year award and also drive away from Serena Hotel, Kampala in a Subaru Forester registration numbers UAZ 038F that was yesterday at Namboole presented before the media.
The awards slated for Friday will assemble Uganda’s finest past and current sports personalities as well as who is who in the private and government sector in what is projected to be the Oscars of Sports in the country. Other prizes include plaques, smart phones and flat screen television sets.