Pulse Sports' Uganda Premier League Team of the Season

Vipers won successive league titles.

SUPL Pulse Sports' Uganda Premier League Team of the Season

Allan Damba 16:43 - 05.06.2023

A number of players stood out in the recently concluded Startimes Uganda Premier League which was scooped by Vipers SC on the final day of the campaign.

A number of players stood out in the recently concluded Startimes Uganda Premier League which was scooped by Vipers SC on the final day of the campaign.

While there was quite a number in their respective positions, a Pulse Sports team, in consultation with a number of respectable Sports journalists, zeroed down on the best eleven, Coach of the season and special mentions.

Simon Tamale (Goalkeeper) - Maroons FC

Eunice Waweru, Finance & Strategy Director, UBL hands over the Pilsner Player of the Month Award to Maroons FC player Simon Tamale

Tamale was by a mile the most outstanding and consistent goalkeeper in the league, with his saves earning him seven Man of the Match awards with 12 clean-sheets, the most in the league.

Grant Matsiko (Right-back) - Wakiso Giants FC

Matsiko has been immense for Wakiso Giants

In a league where not so many right-backs excelled, Matsiko stood out, especially in the first round. He was both a rock at the back and astute going forward. He beats URA FC's James Begisa and Vipers SC's Ashraf Mandela.

Denis Omony Kaka (Left-back) - Soltilo Bright Stars

One of the few standout performers from left-back was Bright Stars' Omony. He put up consistent outstanding shows defensively and offensively, including netting two freekick goals. He racked up 26 appearances to his name.

Omony with a Man of the match award|Bright Stars Image

Hillary Mukundane (Center-back) - Vipers SC

One of the contenders for Player of the Season, Mukundane was a mainstay in a Vipers defence that conceded just 13 goals. He was along the way paired with Murushid Juuko, Livingstone Mulondo and Rogers Torach, yet he remained the team's best defender: he made 26 appearances.

Vipers' Hillary Mukundane in action against Bright Stars

Gift Fred (Center-back) - SC Villa

Gift Fred was one of the most consistent and reliable players at Villa, as they pushed the 19-year wait for the championship. He played 27 games, conceded 20 goals and scored twice.

Gift Fred has led by example at Villa this season

Cleophus Fiat (Midfielder) - Soltilo Bright Stars

Fiat was a rock and colossus for Bright Stars and arguably the league's best player in the position. He managed 25 appearances and notched two brilliant goals for the Kavumba outfit.

Fiat in action for Bright Stars against Vipers

Lawrence Bukenya (Midfielder) - Wakiso Giants

You cannot overlook Lawrence Bukenya's consistent sleekness yet he operates from deep. He's the type that never dives into hard tackles yet somehow wins the ball with ease. He racked up 23 games, getting a goal to his name.

Lawrence Bukenya was one of the most consistent midfielders of the season

Milton Karisa (Right Winger) - Vipers SC

Nine goals and nine assists in 26 games, tell the tale of a player that gives his absolute best every time he steps on the pitch. He runs, tackles, creates and scores. He is one of the players of the season.

Karisa has been impressive for Vipers the whole of the recently concluded season

Rogers Mato (Left Winger) - KCCA FC

Rogers Mato can only keep getting better, with his focus, hard work and commitment. He never shys away from effort, yet he delivered the goodies, as he managed 11 goals in the league. He nicks teammate, Allan Okello to a spot.

Mato Rogers scored four goals on the last day of the season

Allan Kayiwa (Attacker) - Express FC

Allan Kayiwa was a revelation in his maiden season at Express FC, managing 13 goals which had him scoop the golden boot. He was the Red Eagles' best player and contributed to over 48% of their goals for the entire season.

Allan Kayiwa during an Express game at Wankulukuku Stadium

Charles Bbaale (Attacker) - SC Villa

Bbaale nearly dragged Villa to the championship with important goals against Blacks Power FC, UPDF FC, Vipers, Bright Stars, Wakiso Giants and others. Overall, he managed 12 goals.

Charles Bbaale celebrates scoring against Vipers

Coach of the Season: Jackson Magera (SC Villa)

Against all odds, with point deductions, with no one believing the team, Magera made Jogoo fans dream. He pushed all the way and fell, just short of glory.

Jackie Tahakanizibwa, Corporate Relations Manager, UBL hands over the Pilsner Coach of the Month Award to SC Villa coach Jackson Magera Kaddu


Alex Isabirye (BUL FC/Vipers SC)

Muhammad Ssenfuma (Maroons FC)

Special Mentions

Geoffrey Wasswa (KCCA FC)

Allan Okello (KCCA FC)

Isa Mubiru (Vipers SC)

James Begisa (URA FC)

Fred Amaku (Maroons FC)

Fredrick Kigozi (Maroons FC)

Innocent Media (Arua Hill SC)

Allan Mugalu (Arua Hill SC)

Laban Tibita (Busoga United)