updf's kefa kisala receives award

KCCA FC striker Brian Aheebwa and UPDF tactician Kefa Kisala are the Pilsner Player and Coach of the Month for December 2020 respectively.

Aheebwa beat off competition from Police striker Ben Ocen and UPDF’s Brian Kalumba while Kisala edged URA coach Sam Ssimbwa.

The awards ceremony took place at Kati Kati Restaurant in Kampala. The winners got a trophy and one million Uganda Shillings each.

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The 2020/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) is currently on a month’s break to enable Cranes compete in the African Nations Championship (Chan) in Cameroon.

But before the break, the start to the 2020/21 season had been breathtaking. One hundred and nineteen goals were scored in the five matchdays played. No wonder it is the forwards that dominated the Player of the Month accolade list.

Aheebwa, 22, has so far scored seven goals, including four against Onduparaka, to have KCCA in fourth place with nine points.

Police striker Ocen has netted six times to help his side ride high with league leaders UPDF. They are third on 10 points.

Talking UPDF, Kalumba has been superb in front of goal for coach Kisala’s side.

The striker has netted five goals, including four against Kitara to take UPDF into the break top of the table on 12 points.

In the coaching category, URA coach Sam Ssimbwa was up for a second consecutive coach of the month accolade but was upstaged by UPDF’s Kisala.

“This success is attributed to the management, technical staff and players,” the UPL website quoted Kisala .

“As a newly promoted club, this is a great motivation to us. Our initial target was to finish in the top five and the chase is still on.”

Ssimbwa’s URA are yet to lose in five games, and are second behind UPDF on 11 points, one fewer.