KCCA FC Manager Mike Mutebi has warned Onduparaka FC’s Gaddafi Gadinho Anguzu not to be carried away by the Pilsner player of the month accolade. The forward was crowned the Pilsner StarTimes Uganda premier league best player of December (last month) on Tuesday at Kati kati restaurant, Lugogo whilst Mike Mutebi named best coach of the month.
“Gaddafi is among the players with unfinished business. He needs to stay focused and not get carried away by the accolade and the money. He needs to be consistent and also work to shine beyond his local West Nile region,” noted Mutebi.
Both Mutebi and Gadaffi were rewarded with Shs1m cash each on top of respective accolades. Mutebi beat Sam Ssimbwa of URA FC to the accolade after managing 12
points out of the possible 15 in the month as Ssimbwa managed 8 out of the possible 12.
With two goals and two Pilsner Man of the Match awards, Gaddafi beat SC Villa’s Bashir Mutanda, who had one Man of the match award and four goals in the month. “With coaches, we consider the stats of the month; the points collected from the available while the players fate is mainly decided by the number of Man of the match awards by a player in a month, before goals or other performances are considered,” Paul Kabairakamu, the Uganda premier league (UPL) manager explained.
Gaddafi attributed his success to team work and trust extended to him by the technical team, as well motivation by the management. “I thank the people who have given me this, my team mates, coaches and management.
This will motivate me to work harder,” noted Gaddafi, who returned to Caterpillars’ starting XI under Simeon Masaba, following the exit of Coach Asaph Mwebaze who had sidelined him.
Livingstone Mbabazi and Paul Mucureezi from Mbarara City FC were the previous (November) Pilsner coach and player of the month winners respectively.