Elisha Z. Bwanika
All is set for the fourth edition of the Fufa Awards Gala, with the organising committee revealing more nominees in different categories.
The gala is due December 7 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Rogers Byamukama, the chairman of the awards organising committee used the Fufa weekly presser to reveal nominees for Fufa Upcoming talent, Fufa Most Promising Player and Fufa coach of the year.
“As the organising committee, everything is according to plan and the run down to the awards night is still on the right path. We urge the public to continue voting for their favorite players both in the male and female categories because your votes count,” Byamukama, who also serves as the chairman Fufa Marketing and communications committee said.
The other categories include Fufa Referee of the year, Fufa beach soccer player of the year and Fufa Upcoming referee of the year (who officiate in the Fufa Juniors League).
During the same press briefing, it was also revealed that BBS TV will broadcast the awards function live.
Alice Namatovu, the BBS TV head of marketing promised that they will offer the best service.
Full List of Nominees and Categories:
Airtel FUFA Male Player of the year:
Allan Okello – KCCA FC (Code 10)
Vianne Ssekajugo – Onduparaka FC (Code 30)
Moses Waiswa – Vipers SC (Code 20)
To vote for the above, go to your phone, type FUFA leave a space, player’s code and send to 8888
Airtel FUFA Female Player of the year:
Shadia Nankya – Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga (Code 50)
Ruth Aturo- UCU Lady Cardinals (Code 60)
Tracy Jones Akiror – Kawempe Muslim (Code 70)
To vote for your favorite female player go to your phone, type FUFA, Leave a space, player’s code and send to 8888
FUFA Upcoming Talent (FUFA Juniors League)
Sadat Anaku – KCCA Soccer Academy
Thomas Kakaire- Bright Stars Junior Team
Idd AbduWahid – Onduparaka FC Junior team
FUFA Most Promising Player (From StarTIMES Uganda League and under the age of 23)
Musitafa Kiiza – KCCA FC
Geoffrey Wasswa- Vipers SC
Fred Amaku – Kirinya Jinja SS
FUFA Coach of the year
Mike Mutebi – KCCA FC
Ayub Khalifa – Kawempe Muslim
Miguel Da Costa – Formerly at Vipers SC
Alex Isabirye – Kyetme FC
Raymond Timothy Komakech – Ndejje University FC
FUFA Best XI
Composed of players from the StarTimes Uganda Premier League
FUFA Presidential Award- Recipient of this award is selected by FUFA President.
FUFA Fair Play Award
The Award will go to the team with the least number of yellow and red cards last season in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
FUFA Individual Fair Play Award
The award will go to an individual who exhibited high levels of sportsmanship spirit that promoted fair play.
FUFA Referee of the year
Brian Miiro Nsubuga
FUFA Upcoming Referee of the year (From FUFA Juniors League)
FUFA Beach Soccer Player of the year
Meddie Kibirige – Isabet
Isaac Eshioke – KIU
Suleiman Ochero- St. Lawrence University
Fans’ Favorite Ugandan Player of the year
This award will be determined by fans. It is limited to Ugandans irrespective of where they are playing their club football. To vote: Type FANUG leave a space player’s name and send to 8888
Fans Favorite Ugandan Player (Foreign Based)
This award will also be determined by the fans. This is limited to Ugandan players plying their trade outside Uganda. To vote type FANS, leave space Club and name of player and send to 8888.
Fan of the year
This award will be determined by Uganda Premier League Secretariat
FUFA Big League Most Valuable Player
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