The final three in each of the categories of Male and Female player of the year has been released by the FUFA awards organising committee.
The 2019 Airtel FUFA Awards dinner will be held on 14th December at Speke Resort Munyonoyo where the winners in the two categories will drive away in new cars.
KCCA FC duo Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza make the final shortlist together with Proline’s Bright Anukani to contest for the top gong
Bright Anukani – Proline FC
He guided Proline FC to winning a double (The StarTimes FUFA Big League and the Stanbic Uganda Cup). He was named the Most Valuable Player in the StarTimes FUFA Big League last season.
Allan Okello – KCCA FC
He won the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, the FUFA Super Cup and the CECAFA Kagame Cup and was part of the Cranes team that qualified for the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN).
Mustafa Kizza – KCCA FC
The left footed attack minded defender won the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, the FUFA Super Cup and the CECAFA Kagame Cup and was part of the Cranes team that qualified for the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN).
In the women’s category, Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Juliet Nalukenge (Kampala Muslim) and UCU Lady Cardinal’s Hasifa Nassuna are the final three.
Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)
Joint top scorer in the FUFA Women Elite League (2018/19) scoring 14 goals same as Hasifa Nassuna.
Top scorer at the 2019 National Secondary Schools’ Championship in Mbale scoring 14 goals.
Top scorer at the East Africa Secondary Schools’ Championship in Tanzania, scoring 10 goals.
Captained Mukono High School to winning the FUFA Independence Cup, a tournament where she emerged as the top scorer with 4 goals.
Was part of the Uganda U17 Girls’ national team that won the COSAFA U17 Championship in Mauritius where scored 12 goals, five behind top scorer and teammate Juliet Nalukenge.
Recently, she helped Uganda to finish third at CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup in Tanzania scoring two goals.
Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)
Helped Kawempe Muslim to win both the national and East Africa Secondary Schools’ championship.
Nalukenge captained Uganda to winning the COSAFA U17 Championship and emerging as the tournament top scorer with 18 goals.
During the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup, she was Uganda’s top scorer with 5 goals.
She has scored 53 goals for school, club and country in 2019.
Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals)
Helped UCU Lady Cardinals to win the 2018/19 FUFA Women Elite League
She was named the Most Valuable Player and finished as the overall top scorer with 16 goals.
Nassuna played a key role to help Uganda finish third at the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup, scoring three goals.