July 5, 2022

Pilsner UPL Awards: Vipers’ duo up against Onduparaka star for MVP

By Allan Damba
Vipers SC coach Roberto Oliveira (L) and Cesar Manzoki (R) are both nominees | Photo by Francis Isaano/Sanyuka TV

On the return of the Pilsner Uganda Premier League Awards, Vipers SC duo of Cesar Manzoki and Milton Karisa along with Onduparaka FC forward, Muhammad Shaban has been selected for the Player of the Season Award.

The trio has been key pillars in their respective sides in the preceding 2021/22 campaign.

Vipers’ double helped their team to the fifth league title whilst Shaban helped his side avoid relegation.

Manzoki managed to outscore everyone as he garnered 18 league goals, he also assisted seven times in the Venoms lead to the trophy.

His teammate Karisa, was equally as impressive as he managed eight goals. He also managed nine assists, the most by any player in the league.

The duo was important as the Kitende outfit won the league with five games to spare. They accumulated 74 points and scored 69 goals.

On the other hand, in his first season on return to Arua, Shaban scored 15 league goals in the Caterpillars’ run to secure survival.

The awarding ceremony will take place on June 16 at the Kati Kati Restaurant. It will be the first time it happens 2017.


Player of the Season

Cesar Manzoki (Vipers)
Milton Karisa (Vipers)
Muhammad Shaban (Onduparaka)

Coach of the Season

Roberto Oliveira (Vipers)
Alex Isabirye (BUL FC)
Abbey Kikomeko (Busoga United)

Goalkeeper of the Season

Alionzi Nathian (URA)
Fabien Mutombora (Vipers)
Richard Anyama (Arua Hill SC)

Defender of the Season

Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers)
Livingstone Mulondo (Vipers)
Bright Joseph Vvuni (Arua Hill)

Midfielder of the Season

Marvin Joseph Youngman (Soltilo Bright Stars)
Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers)
Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers)

Forward of the Season

Cesar Manzoki (Vipers)
Yunus Sentamu (Vipers)
Muhammad Shaban (Onduparaka)

Young Player of the Season

Denis Otim (Express)
Emmanuel Oketch (Onduparaka)
Rashid Kawawa (Arua Hill)

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