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Ssimbwa, Cromwell are January Uganda premier league best

Sam Ssimbwa (left) with the player Cromwell Rwothomio showcasing their accolades

Sam Bamweyana Ssimbwa and Cromwell Rothomio are the best coach and player for the month for January 2020 respectively. The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club head Coach received the plaque that comes along a cash reward of Shs1m at Kati Kati Restaurant in Lugogo, Kampala on Monday. Ssimbwa edged Bright Stars’ Paul Kiwanuka and Busoga United’s Abbey “Capello” Kikomeko Bogere.

“I am happy to win this award once again. Special thanks to my players, back room staff. I also thank the journalists and organizers of these awards. I am focused to winning as many games as possible as we try to catch up to the leading clubs,” Ssimbwa told the media.

Ssimbwa guided URA to four wins out of five matches played in January; winning over SC Villa (1-0), BUL (3-1), Bright Stars (1-0), and lately KCCA (2-1). Their only draw was 1-1 away to Tooro United.

On the other hand, Busoga United has three wins out of the four games played in the month. Busoga United overcame Express (2-0), SC Villa (1-0) and Mbarara City (1-0) before they lost 2-1 away at Onduparaka.

Following a dismissal start to the 2019-2020 season, Bright Stars has had a tremendous second round under Kiwanuka winning three games in four –all coming in January. They beat BUL 1-0, overcame KCCA 2-1 and smiled past Maroons 2-1 – all in January.

In the same line, URA striker Cromwell Rwothomio was named the best player of the month. Rwothomio scored three goals in five matches, scoring a brace against BUL and one against KCCA, edging teammate Saidi Kyeyune and Police’s Police.

“I am happy to be here. It has not been easy and I thank the coach together with fellow players. It has been down to commitment and hard work. The healthy competition at the club has given me ground to perform and I look forward to winning more awards in future,” Crowmwell remarked.

URA FC is currently fourth on the table standings with 33 points from 20 points and visit newly promoted Kyetume at the Mighty Arena on Saturday.


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