Kyetume FC striker Robert Ssentongo has been named the Uganda Premier League (UPL) best player of the month of February.
The three-time former UPL scorer was crowned on Monday 16 at a ceremony held at Kati Kati Restaurant.
Ssentongo beat off competition from teammate Joel Mutakubwa and Busoga United FC playmaker David Bagoole.
The former URA FC and KCCA FC striker was in good form last month, scoring six goals in as many games.
He netted a brace in each of his side’s victories against Mbarara City FC and Onduparaka. Ssentongo also scored in the 1-0 defeat of Proline before adding another goal in the draw at home to URA FC.
On the same day, Busoga United FC’s tactician Abel Kikomeko was named the coach of the month of February.
Kikomeko led his side to four victories, a draw and a loss in his side’s six fixtures.
Kikomeko did fend off competition from SC Villa’s Edward Kaziba to win the gong.
“I expected this.” – what they said
Robert Ssentongo, Kyetume FC striker
“I am extremely happy to be here and that I am named the best player of in February.
“I expected to be named the best because of my performances last month.
“I would like to thank my fellow players for helping me achieve this. I would also like thank the media and fans for all forms of support.
“I still have hope that i will catch the players ahead of me in terms of scoring goals because i was born to score and i will continue banging in the goals until the end of the season.”
Abel Kikomeko, Busoga United FC coach
“I would like to pay thanks to God for helping me achieve this.
“It has been one of my wishes that i win this award and glory to God that i have.
“I would like to thank my players, media and fellow coaching stafg for ensuring this happens.
“My last vote of thanks goes to the Federation for emphasizing that football goes forward.”
The player and coach of the month award is an initiative by the UPL where they reward excellence.
It has been awarded since the start of last season.
URA FC duo of Sam Simbwa and Cromwel Rwothomio were named coach and player of the month of January 2020, respectively.