By Amini Nyaungo
Simba Sports club's winger, Emanuel Okwi has been selected as the best player of the month for August, Vodacom Premier League season 2017/2018. The selection is based on a single-game criteria as so far VPL has had only one round weekend play this season.
Okwi has competed with Mtibwa Sugar’s midfielder Mohamedi Issa who helped his team snatch three points on a 1-0 victory against Stand United game at Manungu Stadium.
Another contender was Mbao FC’s Boniface Maganga who played a major role in the 1-0 win over Kagera Sugar at Kaitaba Stadium, Kagera.
Okwi's victory comes from his thrilling performance on Simba’s 7-0 win against Ruvu Shooting at Uhuru Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Okwi scoring four goals before halftime, setting a record of being the first player to do so for the 2017/2018 season.
Ugandan Captain will be awarded Tshs. 1 million from leagues sponsors, Vodacom.