KAMPALA – BUL FC forward Robert Mukongotya has been named the Uganda Premier League player of the month of October.
This was at a ceremony on Monday, November 11th, at Kati Kati Restaurant in Lugogo.
Mukongotya scored four goals in October, including a brace against Maroons FC and one each versus KCCA FC and Tooro United FC.
Bagoole thus becomes the second winner of the accolade this season after Fahad Bayo of Vipers who scooped the September award.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mukongotya thanked his teammates, coaches and the organizers of the awards.
“I thank God for this moment, said Mukongotya.
“Special thanks to my teammates, coaches, and the league organisers.
“Such awards motivate us the players.
At the same ceremony, Vipers SC head coach Sam Simbwa was crowned the best coach of the month of October, taking home the award for the first time this season.
Golola beat BUL FC’s Peter Onen and Abby Kikomeko of Busoga United to the accolade which is handed out the beginning of every month.
Golola led Vipers to four victories and a draw in their five games in October.
“I am very happy for the award, said the soft-spoken tactician.
“It has been long overdue but it is good motivation.
“I dedicate this award to my President, players and coaches.”
Golola also becomes the second tactician to win it, stepping into the footsteps of Maroons’ head coach Douglas Bamweyana who took in September.
Both the winners of player and coach of the month walk away with a cash prize of UGX One Million (Shs 1m) and an award.