LUGOGO – Kyetume FC tactician Jackson Mayanja has been named the Real Stars Sports Agency football coach of the month of February.
Mayanja was crowned on Monday during a ceremony held at Copper Chemney Restaurant in Lugogo.
To win the award, he beat Busoga United FC’s Abel Kikomeko and Brian Ssenyondo of Mbarara City FC.
Under his guidance, Kyetume won four games and drew twice in all competitions.
Speaking after he received his plaque and cash prizes, Mayanja 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 Uganda Cranes playmaker.
“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 being awarded.”
At the same awards, Kyetume FC striker Robert Ssentongo beat off competition from URA FC’s Saidi Kyeyune, Busoga United’s David Bagoole and Mbarara City’s Brian Ahebwa to sqoop the January footballer of the month award.
Ssentongo was rewarded fo scoring six goals last month, strikes that help his side fend off relegation fears, for now as they climbed into 11th on the log.
The three-time former UPL top scorer scored a brace each against Mbarara City FC and Onduparaka FC before netting once against both Proine FC and Kyetume FC.
In the other categories, Shadir Musa-who is the only Ugandan boxer to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics-was named the Boxer of the month while Aaron Ofoyroth took home the Rugby gong.
Kirabo Namutebi was named best Swimmer while Joshua Cheptegei was best among Athletes.
The Real Sports agency executive director Isaac Mukasa said they intend to continue with the monthly initiative.
“Thanks to everyone who continues to ensure we run these awards. The Sponsors, media and everyone.
“We are the only awards that reward excellence in different disciplines in the country and we will continue with initiative.”
New National Council of Sports Chairman Donald Rukare was also present at the awards and pledged to support them going forward.