Stylish KCCA FC and Uganda Cranes defender Joseph Ochaya has been nominated in two categories in the inaugural Uganda Premier League Awards to be hosted on 12th August, 2016 at Serena Hotel.
The awards are aimed at rewarding best performers from the 2015/2016 Azam Uganda Premier League season won by KCCA FC.
The announcement of the nominees was done on Thursday at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole board room.
Footballer of the year: Ochaya Joseph (KCCA FC), Sekisambu Erisa (Vipers SC) and Robert Ssentongo (URA FC)
Best Defender: Ochaya Joseph (KCCA FC), Walangira Musa (JMC Hippos FC) and Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC)
Best Goalkeeping coach: Oloya Moses (The Saints FC), Kiggundu Stephen (Vipers SC) and Magada Kenneth (Sadolin Paints)
Best Goalkeeper: Watenga Isma (Vipers SC), Muwanga Mathias (Sadolin Paints FC) and Ochan Benjamin (KCCA FC)
Upcoming Player: Mathias Muwanga (Sadolin Paints FC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC) and Musa Esenu (Soana FC)
Top scorer: Ssentongo Robert (URA FC)
UPL will also give out awards in the following categories; Life Time Achiever, Longest serving player of the League, refereeing, Fans Player of the Season and Best Media Personality.