KAMPALA – Federation of Uganda Football Association has on Wednesday, October 16th, released the list of candidates for the Male and Female Player of the Year.
This year’s FUFA Awards will take place on the 14th of December 2019, at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
The federation will also recognize the most outstanding players in the female category, coaches, and teams.
FUFA Awards committee has also introduced new categories to carter for the various stakeholders in the game of football
New categories introduced include best Women’s XI of the year, FUFA Associations’ Award, Team Fans of the year, and Women’s Football coach of the Year.
Speaking to the press, the awards’ chairman Rogers Byamukama said that the awards are set to recognize talent and also reward Excellency.
Acting FUFA president Justus Mugisha emphasized that;
“These awards have contributed a lot in giving every footballer a chance to double their efforts for recognition and the possibility of winning the biggest prize.
“We are confident this will further enhance competition and upping efforts for recognition and possibly winning the biggest prize.”
The FUFA Awards committee will release the list of nominees in other categories and the final five for the male and female player of the Year on 30th October 2019.
Each of the coaches and captains of the UPL clubs nominated their best five candidates for the FUFA male player of the year 2019.
Coaches of the FUFA Women Elite league/FUFA women super league nominated their top five candidates for the FUFA female player of the year 2019.
There will be 2nd round of voting by the coaches and captains for Male player of the year and female player of the year to get the top five.
Airtel Uganda has once again offered Shs 100,000,000 to help in the organization.
Nominees for Airtel FUFA Male players of the year
-Shafiq Kagimu (URA)
-Saidi Kyeyune ( URA)
-Mike Mutyaba (KCCA)
-Viane Sekajjugo( Wakiso Giants)
-Joel Mutakubwa (kyetume)
-Bashir Mutanda( SC Villa)
-Joel Madondo (Busoga united)
-Dan Serunkuma (SC Vipers)
-Allan Okello ( KCCA)
-Paul Mucurezi (Mbarara City)
-Deogratious Ojok (BUL)
-Bright Anukani ( Proline FC)
-Hilary Mukundane ( Mbarara City)
-Mustafa Kiiza (KCCA)
-Allan Kayiwa (Vipers)
-Ivan Bogere( Proline)
Female players of the Year
-Nalukenge Juliet (Kawempe Muslim)
-Najjemba Fauzia(ISRA Soccer Academy)
-Nakaziro Daisy (Lady Doves )
-Mutuuzo Lilian(Kampala Queens)
-Aturo Ruth (UCU)
-Nabbosa Leticia(Lady doves)
-Margaret Kunihira(Kawempe Muslim)
-Nankya Shadia (Uganda Martyrs)
-Nalujja Shamirah(ISRA Soccer Academy)
-Kinavudori Maureen (UCU Lady Cardinals)
Nominees for Fans of the year
-Tooro United FC
-West Nile Province
Full List of the 2019 Airtel FUFA Awards Categories
-FUFA Male Player of the Year 2019
-FUFA Female Player of the Year 2019
-FUFA Best XI 2019 (Men)
-FUFA Best XI 2019 (Women) – New
-FUFA Coach of the Year 2019
-FUFA Women Football Coach of the Year – New
-FUFA Presidential Award
-FUFA Fair Play Award 2019 (UPL)
-FUFA Upcoming Talent Award 2019 (FJL)
-FUFA Beach Soccer Player of the Year
-FUFA Fans’ Favorite Uganda foreign-based Player
-Best Squad (Club/National Team) of a particular Year – New
-FUFA Member Associations’ Award – New
-Team Fans of the Year (FUFA Competitions) – New