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University League: Were headlines Best of the Decade Awards

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Soltilo Bright Stars’ goalkeeper Derrick Emmanuel Were grabbed the highest number of accolades at the University Football League Best of the Decade Awards gala, held yesterday at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

Were, who played for Uganda Christian University previously, walked away with three awards, the most by any nominee on the day.

He was named the Player of the Decade, Goalkeeper of the Decade, and was also named in the Best Eleven of the Decade at the glamorous event.

“It is an amazing feeling for me because it is always exciting when you are recognized,” a joyous Were said.

“The University League is a good platform for one to showcase their talent and as an individual, I have gained so much from it and I would like to urge the young ones to embrace it too,” he added.

Were was skipper of the Mukono based university team as they won their first University League trophy in 2019.

For the MVP accolade, Were shoved off good opponents in Cranes midfielder Yasser Mugerwa formerly of Nkumba University and Siraje Musindo formerly of MUST.


Player of the Decade: Derrick Emmanuel Were (UCU)
Goalkeeper of the Decade: Derrick Emmanuel Were (UCU)
Defender of the Decade: Douglas Muganga (Nkumba)
Midfielder of the Decade: Yasser Mugerwa (Nkumba)
Forward of the Decade: Siraje Musindo (MUST)
Coach of the Decade: Charles Ayiekoh (MUBS)
Sports Tutor of the Decade: Joseph Ssekandi (Uganda Martyrs)
Top Scorer of the Decade: Faisal Muwawu (Nkumba)
Team of the Decade: Uganda Martyrs University
Best XI of the Decade: Derrick Were Emmanuel (UCU) (GK), Gift Fred (Bugema University), Ismail Kawawulo (MUBS), Douglas Muganga (Nkumba), Geoffrey Akabwai (Kampala International University), Yasser Mugerwa (Nkumba), Kaye Kizito (UCU), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KU), Douglas Owori (UMU), Siraje Musindo (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), Moses Okot (UMU)

Photo credit: University League Media

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