LUGOGO – URA FC tactician Sam Simbwa has been named the Real Stars Sports Agency football coach of the month of January.
Simbwa was crowned on Monday during a ceremony held at Copper Chemney Restaurant in Lugogo.
To win the award, he beat Kawempe Moslem and U17 Crested Crane’s Ayub Khalifa and Bright Stars FC’s Paul Kiwanuka.
Under his guidance, URA FC won five games and drew one in all competitions.
Speaking after he received his plaque and cash prizes, Simbwa thanked the organizers and his players.
“I would like to thank the organizers of this award for, thanks for appreciating greatness in Ugandan sport, noted the former KCCA FC and Express tactician.
“I would also like to thank my players and technical staff for helping me win this because without them, i could not have been here today.
“These awards motivate us to work harder and i pray they continue.”
At the same awards, girl-sensation Juliet Nalukenge beat URA FC duo of Cromwell Rwothomio and Saidi Kyeyune to sqoop the January footballer of the month award.
Nalukenge who features for Kawempe Moslem and the Uganda U17 and U20 national teams scores four vital goals last month.
Three were for the U17 team while the other came in an U20 Women World Cup against Tanzania.
In the other categories, Isaac Masembe was named the Boxer of the month while Scott Olouch of Heathens edged teammate Oyet Joseph and David Ssemwami for Rugby gong.
The Real Sports agency executive director Isaac Mukasa said they intend to make the initiative monthly.
“I have been receiving calls that our project has died, now all questions have been answered, we last awarded on 4th November and now we have returned with Forte Bet as our new sponsor joining Jude Colour solutions who has been with us since our inaugural edition, Mukasa noted on Monday.
“It is now seven times they have been there for us at every occasion.”
Assistant media manager Agaba Obed commented that they are ready to walk the journey with Real Stars as they strive to develop sports in the country.