Monday May 04, 2015. 11:18
CS Sfaxien's striker Yunus Junior Ssentamu has been voted the 2014 best Ugandan footballer of the year.
The 20 year old player who helped DR Congo’s AS Vita reach the 2014 CAF Champions League finals was on Saturday night voted the best footballer during the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) Awards night.
Milutin Micho Sredojevic, Uganda Cranes head Coach said he was happy that the youngster had been recognized for his efforts. "This will help motivate him and other young players," added Sredojevic.
Ssentamu who joined top Tunisian side CS Sfaxien early this year for a reported US$200,000 scored three goals for the Cranes during the 2014 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.
After his impressive show for SC Vipers in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) and the 2014 CHAN event in Cape Town, South Africa, Ssentamu was signed by AS Vita before the Tunisian giants also rushed in to sign him.
Edward Ssekandi, the Uganda Vice President presided over the function as the chief guest where several other sports personalities in different disciplines where also awarded. Gianni Merlo, the International Sports Press Association President also attended the function.