The 4th edition of the Airtel FUFA Awards have been officially launched today at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel by Uganda’s football governing body.
In attendance at the launch was the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, chairman of the Airtel FUFA Awards organizing committee Rogers Byamukama, Uganda Premier League’s Board member David Serebe, sponsors and partners’ representatives, event organisers Kibo Media as well as the media.
Eng. Moses Magogo told the media in attendance, “The Federation continues to recognize individual and team excellence. The FUFA Awards are aimed at honoring excellence for Ugandan footballers annually that help in raising the bar. Some of the gallant past winners are now plying their trade outside Uganda like Fazila Ikwaput, Faruku Miya and Muhammed Shaban while Muzamiru Mutyaba is playing in the CAF Champions League with KCCA Football Club.”
“I will end by urging all Ugandans to turn up in huge numbers on the 17th November 2018 at Mandela National Stadium when Uganda Cranes plays Cape Verde in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers. History awaits us as we fight to qualify for AFCON back to back.” the FUFA President added.
The final list for the nominees for the male and female Most Valuable players (MVP’s) has been generated by a panel of experts – the 16 coaches in the Uganda Premier League and FUFA Women Elite league.
There are 16 categories for the awards in total, four of which will involve the general public through SMS to choose their best.
This year’s awards ceremony will take place on 7th December 2018 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.
The 16 categories are:
1 – Airtel FUFA Male Player of the year 2018: Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC), Vianne Sekajugo (Onduparaka FC)
2- Airtel FUFA Female Player of the year: Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs High School, Lubaga)
3 – FUFA Upcoming Talent (FUFA Juniors League U-19)
4 – FUFA Most Promising Player Award
5 – FUFA Coach of the Year
6 – FUFA Best XI
7 – FUFA Presidential Award
8 – FUFA Fair-play Award
9 – FUFA Individual Fair-play Award
10 – FUFA Referee of the Year
11 – FUFA Upcoming Referee of the year
12 – FUFA Beach Soccer player of the year
13 – Fans’ Favourite Ugandan player of the year
14 – Fans’ Favourite Ugandan player (Foreign based)
15 – Fan of the Year award
16 – MVP (Big League)