His recognition is orchestrated by the fact that he scored a title-winning goal against AFC Leopards then anchored Tusker to a comfortable victory over Gor Mahia in November, the award being a belated one.
“I normally watch movies on my laptop but now this is a great improvement. I have two set at home in Bugolobi but this one stays in Kenya. I’m happy to be awarded, I did not expect but it’s very motivating. I borrowed time from Cranes camp and I have good news to take back now.”
He was awarded during the SJAK’s Player of the Month sponsorship package unveiling event held on Wednesday.
The gong is no doubt a motivator to Batambuze, who is among the finest 18-man squad named by coach 'Micho' to take on Harambee Stars in Machakos tomorrow.