Vipers SC star goalkeeper Alfred Macumu Mudekereza has been voted the best footballer for October 2022 in the Real Star Awards.

Our Congolese goal-minder fended off opposition from Arua Hill’s Rashid Toha and BUL FC’s Richard Wandyaka to walk home with a cash plaque and a gong, at the event held at the Route256 Restaurant on Tuesday.

Mudekereza was a pillar in our qualification to the group stages of the CAF Champions League for the first time in history.

It was also just the second time a Ugandan team was making the feat, in the current version of the coveted competition.

The self-styled custodian kept four clean-sheets in barren stalemates against Olympic Real De Bangui and TP Mazembe, enroute to the groups.

His biggest impressions though, came against Mazembe over two legs at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende and in Lubumbashi as we eliminated the five-time champions at the second preliminary round, courtesy of a 4-2 penalty shootout victory.

Alfred Mudekereza shares a light moment with his coach Ibrahim Mugisha.

Mudekereza also kept a clean-sheet in our Uganda Premier League opener against Soltilo Bright Stars, eventually ending 0-0.

These heroics were a continuation of the shutouts against Young Africans SC and Rayon Sport FC in our preseason international friendly matches.

Overall, Mudekereza has featured in eight matches and conceded just once. He conceded against KCCA FC in our second league game this season.

Venom faithfuls will be hoping he can continue this scintillating form in our next match against Maroons FC on Friday at the St Mary’s Stadium.


Full Names: Alfred Macumu Mudekereza

Date of birth: April 10th, 1993

Height: 1.80cm

Weight: 80kgs

Position: Goalkeeper

Nationality: Congolese

Strong foot: Right 

Previous Teams:

2019 – 2022: OC Bukavu Dawa (DR Congo)

2014 – 2019: AS Vita (DR Congo)