Fufa Awards: Mutebi disagrees with Mutyaba selection

Monday December 4 2017

 KCCA playmaker Muzamir Mutyaba (L) embodies c

A photo montage of KCCA playmaker Muzamir Mutyaba (L) and coach Mike Mutebi. File photos 



There are perhaps fewer people in a better position to analyse the performances of Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Muzamir Mutyaba than KCCA coach Mike Mutebi.
The pair was nominated for the 2017 Fufa best male player of the year award largely due to their exploits in leading KCCA to a first ever league and cup double last season.
On Friday, that MVP accolade went to Mutyaba to the surprise of many in the football fraternity including Mutebi who coached the pair before Sserunkuma moved to Zambia’s Buildcon mid this year.
“It was absolutely wrong and I did not agree with the decision,” Mutebi emphasised in an interview.
Mutyaba beat Sserunkuma and Taddeo Lwanga to win the award that was accompanied by an Altezza car.
“They should have borrowed a leaf from our KCCA and Uganda Premier League awards. Put the emotions aside because Sserunkuma’s achievements are backed by statistics,” Mutebi stressed.

Mutyaba scored six times and contributed eight assists in the league for KCCA last season while Sserunkuma scored a league high 21 goals and 32 in total in a stellar campaign.
“We awarded him everything at KCCA because he deserved it. But giving out awards basing on emotions makes these players lazy. Both players played for KCCA so I have no bias. If Messi and Ronaldo are the best players then let them be awarded forever,” added Mutebi.
At the same awards, the outspoken coach clinched his second consecutive coach of the year award for his exploits that including guiding KCCA into the group stages of the Caf Confederation Cup.