Forward Alex Kitata has been named the Pilsner Uganda premier league’s player of the month for September/October during the awarding function held at Kati Kati restaurant in Kampala on Wednesday evening.

Kitata with his award at Kati Kati Restaurant

BUL FC’s talisman receives the award for the first time in his career having scored three goals in four games which kept the Eastern Giants joint top on the table with 15 points then.

Kitata scored one goal in the 2-1 win at Arua Hill and then delivered a brace in the 3-0 sweet win over Maroons.

He was also on target as BUL beat URA FC 1-0 at the end of the month of October but this came after the nominations

“I am excited that I have won the player of the month award. It is a big achievement and it motivates me to continue working hard,” Kitata said after his victory was announced.

“Winning this award creates a bigger challenge – maintaining the standards, being on top of the game all the time but I will try so that I can win more.”

“Although they have awarded only me, I know we have won it as a team – right from the management, coaches, players and fans.  It has been a collective effort basing on how we have been working and playing on the pitch.”

To win the award, Kitata had to beat competition from Kitara’s Denis Omedi and Fred Amaku of Maroons.

He becomes the third BUL FC player to win the prize since the award was initiated, following in the footsteps of former Eastern Giants Simon Peter Oketch and Richard Wandyaka who won it in March and October 2022 respectively.