BUL FC forward Robert Mukongotya and Vipers SC head coach Edward Golola were named as the Uganda Premier League player and coach for the month of October, Kawowo Sports revealed.
The announcement was made on Monday, November 11 at the Kati Kati Restaurant in Kampala.
Mukongotya who has reportedly experienced a rebirth in his career upon joining BUL FC from URA FC went on to beat Vipers SC striker Fahad Bayo who has been on top form this season.
The 23-year-old scored four goals in October including one that has been tipped as the goal of the season against KCCA FC - he was named Man of the Match thrice from five matches played.
In the coaches’ category, Golola who won 5 of the 7 games Vipers SC played last month came ahead of Peter Onen and Abbey Bogere Kikomeko of BUL FC and Busoga United FC respectively.
“I thank the sponsors for this award and recognizing our efforts as players. I believe we have achieved this as a team and I dedicate this award to my teammates and coaches. This will definitely motivate me to work harder,” Mukongotya said.
“It has not been about individual effort but rather consorted efforts from the players to the entire coaching team. We have worked as one unit and that has helped us to start the season,” Golola said.