StarTimes UPL Celebrates Excellence: Awards Gala at Sheraton Hotel Kampala

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David GOMBE

On the 29th of June, 2024, the football community gathered in grandeur at the Sheraton Hotel, Kampala, for the highly anticipated Pilsner StarTimes UPL end-of-season awards ceremony.

In attendance, were key dignitaries and stakeholders from the football sector, watching the event mark a poignant celebration of talent, dedication, and achievement within Ugandan football.

The evening commenced with a vibrant atmosphere as guests, including players, coaches, sponsors, and media representatives, arrived dressed to impress. The Sheraton Hotel Kampala provided an elegant backdrop, setting the stage for an unforgettable gala honoring the league’s finest.

StarTimes UPL record champion SC Villa dominated the awards with Patrick Jonah Kakande taking home, the Pilsner Player of the season, Young Player of the season, Players’ Player of season and was also named in the best eleven of the 2023/24 season.

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Patrick Jonah Kakande was named Uganda Premier league Player of the season 

Other winners include Yunus Sentamu for Goal of the season, KCCA’S Mohammed Shaban was the outright winner for the Golden boot with 17 Goals

Team of the season;
Chrispus Kusiima(Kitara FC), Joseph Dhata(NEC FC), Nicholas Mwere, Ronald Otti (BUL FC), Kenneth Semakula(SC Villa), Joel Sserunjogi (KCCA FC), Ronald Ssekiganda (SC Villa), Abraham Tusubira (Maroons FC), Denis Omedi(Kitara FC), Muhammad Shaban (KCCA FC), Patrick Jonah Kakande (SC Villa)

Coach (Dusan Stojanovic)

As the evening unfolded, applause and cheers filled the air as winners took center stage to accept their accolades. The atmosphere was electric with excitement and pride, as each award served as a testament to the dedication and skill that defines Ugandan football.

“We are immensely proud of our winners and all who have contributed to the success of this season,” said Isma Lule, Head of Marketing StarTimes. “Being a part of such an event is a privilege, and we are delighted to have played a part in honoring these remarkable athletes.”

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For those unable to attend, the ceremony was broadcast live on StarTimes UPL flagship channel, Sanyuka Prime, allowing fans across the country to share in the excitement and cheer on their favorite players and teams.

The event concluded with a sense of accomplishment and anticipation for the upcoming season, as the football community reflected on a memorable evening of recognition and celebration at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala.

As the curtains close on this year’s awards ceremony, the spotlight now turns to the future, filled with promise and the continued pursuit of excellence in Ugandan football.

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