Airtel-Fufa Awards 2108 Categories.
FUFA Male Player Of The Year.
FUFA Women Player Of The Year.
Tracy Jones Akiror
FUFA Upcoming Talent (FUFA Juniors League U-19)
FUFA Most Promising Player Award
FUFA Coach of the Year
FUFA Best XI
FUFA Presidential Award
FUFA Fair-play Award
FUFA Individual Fair-play Award
FUFA Referee of the Year
FUFA Upcoming Referee of the year
FUFA Beach Soccer player of the year
Fans’ Favourite Ugandan player of the year
Fans’ Favourite Ugandan player (Foreign based)
Fan of the Year award
MVP (FUFA Big League)
By Peter Tabu
Soccer: Footballers Allan Okello, Moses Waiswa and Vianne Sekajugo will all hope to clinch the Male Player of Year accolade at fourth edition of the Fufa Awards due December 7 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Crested Cranes midfielder Tracy Jones Okiror will face off against her teammate in the national setup, goalkeeper Ruth Aturo as well as defender Shadia Nankya in the female player of the year category.
There are 16 categories for the awards in total, four of which will involve the general public through SMS to choose their best.
During the launch on Wednesday, Fufa president Moses Magogo stressed the need to recognise performance at all levels in a bid to encourage players.
“As a federation it’s always been a dream to hold award ceremonies in 5 star hotels away from board rooms, the more we recognise talent the more energy the players will have,” Magogo said.
Remmy Kisakye, Airtel Uganda’s brand and communications manager said the telecommunications giant is still committed to see football growth in Uganda. Airtel invested Shs100 million for this year’s awards.
“We are happy to partner with Fufa for the fourth time and as Airtel, we are still committed to see football growth in Uganda,” Kisakye said.
The final list of 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.
At the same event, Fufa also confirmed the Uganda Premier League awards had been merged with the Fufa Awards.