FUFA reveals more nominations ahead of annual football awards

first_imgThis year’s awards will take place on December 14th 2019. (PHOTO/Courtesy)The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has revealed more contenders as we build up to the annual Airtel-FUFA awards.At the launch of the awards last month, FUFA revealed nominations for only three categories which included FUFA Male and Female nominees) and Team Fans of the year.However, on Monday, nominees for five more categories were revealed.Men coach of the yearThe FUFA Coach of the of the year nominees in the men’s competitions includes Mike Hillary Mutebi (KCCA FC), Abdallah Mubiru (Police FC) and Shafik Bisaso (Proline FC).Mutebi who has won the accolade for the last three years. This year, he helped KCCA FC to lift the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, CECAFA Kagame Cup in Rwanda and the FUFA Super Cup.For Mubiru, he guided Uganda Cranes to the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) while Bisaso helped Proline FC to win the StarTimes FUFA Big League and the Stanbic Uganda Cup.Women football coach of the yearFor the first time, the coaches in Women’s football will have their own category and the nominees include Ayub Khalifa, Oliver Mbekeka, and Fred Ndaula.Ayub helped Kawempe Muslim Ladies to reach the FUFA Women Elite League playoffs and was also in charge of the Uganda U17 Girls’ national team that won the maiden COSAFA U17 Championship.Mbekeka led Lady Doves to two finals (FUFA Women Elite League and FUFA Women’s Cup) while Ndaula helped Makerere University to clinch the FUFA Women’s Cup, their first major title in history.FUFA Member Association AwardAnother category introduces this year is the Airtel FUFA Member Associations’ award that is aimed at rewarding excelling FUFA Members.In total, FUFA is composed of 34 members following the admission of the Futsal Association of Uganda.The nominees for this year include; KCCA FC, Buganda Region Football Association (BRFA) and Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA).Beach Soccer player of the YearIn beach soccer, St. Lawrence duo of Ronald Mutebi and Suleiman Ochero will contend for the gong alongside Herbert Luboyera of Mutoola Beach Soccer ClubMutebi was named the best goalkeeper in the 2018/19 league while Ochero finished as the top scorer with 29 goals in 19 games and was named the Most Valuable Player.Upcoming Talent of th yearIn the Airtel FUFA Upcoming talent category, Sadat Anaku who won the accolade last year has been nominated alongside Garvin Kizito Mugweri and Davis Sekajja.This is the fifth successive year that the Airtel FUFA Awards are organized running them ‘Celebrating Uganda’s finest footballers’.This year’s awards function will be held on 14th December at Speke Resort, Munyonyo.The complete ist of categories and nomineesFUFA Male Coach of the year-Abdallah Mubiru (Police FC)-Mutebi Mike Hillary (KCCA FC)-Bisaso Shafiq (Proline FC)FUFA Women’s football coach of the year-Oliver Mbekeka (Lady Doves),-Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)-Ndaula Fred (Makerere University)Fair play award-Police FC-Maroons FC-URA FCUpcoming talent award -Mugweri Gavin Kizito (SC Villa)-Anaku Sadat (KCCA SA)-Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC JT)Beach Soccer player of the Year -Luboyera Herbert (Mutola)-Ochero Sulaiman (St Lawrence)-Mutebi Ronald (St Lawrence)FUFA Member Association Award-Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA)-Buganda region Football Association-KCCA Football ClubTeam Fans of the year-KCCA FC-Onduparak FC-SC Villa-Tooro United FC-Acholi Province-West Nile Province-Lango Province-Bunyoro ProvinceMale player of the year-Shafiq Kagimu (URA)-Saidi Kyeyune (URA)-Mike Mutyaba (KCCA)-Viane Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants)-Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume)-Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa)-Joel Madondo (Busoga United)-Daniel Sserunkuma (Vipers)-Allan Okello (KCCA)-Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City)-Deogratious Ojok (BUL)-Bright Anukani (Proline)-Hillary Mukundane (Mbarara City)-Mustafa Kizza (KCCA)-Allan Kayiwa (Vipers)-Ivan Bogere (Proline)FUFA Female Player of the Year -Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim)-Fauzia Najjemba (Isra Soccer Academy)-Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves)-Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens)-Hasifah Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals)-Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals)-Leticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves)-Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim)-Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs)-Amina Nababi (Makerere University)-Shamirah Nalujja (Isra Soccer Academy)-Maureen Kinavudori (UCU Lady Cardinals)List of Wards1 – FUFA Male Player of the Year 20192 – FUFA Female Player of the Year 20193 – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Men)4 – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Women)5 – FUFA Coach of the Year 20196 – FUFA Women Football Coach of the Year7 – FUFA Presidential Award8 – FUFA Fair Play Award 2019 (UPL)9 – FUFA Upcoming Talent Award 2019 (FJL)10 – FUFA Beach Soccer Player of the Year11 – FUFA Fans’ Favorite Uganda foreign-based Player12 – Best Squad (Club/National Team) of a particular Year13 – FUFA Member Associations’ Award14 – Team Fans of the Year (FUFA Competitions)Comments Tags: FUFAFUFA Awardslast_img

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