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Airtel FUFA Awards 2018: Organisers reveal more nominees for other categories

The 2018 Airtel FUFA Awards gala is edging closer with expectations from contenders and fans high. The fourth edition of the annual awards is slated to take place on 7th December 2018 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

On Wednesday during the FUFA Weekly Press conference, more nominees in different categories were revealed by chairman of the awards organizing committee, Mr. Rogers Byamukama.

Byamukama who also serves as the chairman FUFA Marketing and communications committee indicated all is set for the awards gala.

‘As the organizing 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’ said Byamukama.

Some of the categories where nominees were revealed include; FUFA Upcoming talent strictly for players featuring in the FUFA  U-19 Juniors League, FUFA Most Promising Player (from the StarTimes Uganda Premier League between the age of 20 and 23) and FUFA coach of the year.

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.

Alice Namatovu-BBS TV Head of Marketing

‘BBS Terefayina  appreciates the fact that FUFA has once again trusted us to offer broadcasting services. We have worked well on the previous games including Uganda vs Tanzania, Lesotho and Cape Verde and therefore want to assure the public that we shall give quality production of the event’ said Namatovu

The Awards are sponsored by Airtel who are also the main sponsors of the Uganda Cranes. The other partners include; Nile Special, NIC Holdings, BIDCO Uganda Limited, Ecobank, Bet Lion, 102.1 FUFA FM, PostBank, Pepsi Uganda and Uganda Premier League Secretariat.


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


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

Mark Ssonko

Brian Miiro Nsubuga

Shamirah Nabadda

Alex Muhabi

Mashood Ssali

 FUFA Upcoming Referee of the year (From FUFA Juniors League)

Herbert Bwiire

Haula Namukobe

Bill Kitibwa

Shamirah Nabukenya

Zamuyati Kawala

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

MAIN PHOTO: Rogers Byamukama during the weekly press conference at FUFA House on Wednesday






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