The Airtel FUFA awards organizing committee led by chairman Rogers Byamukama has released the nominees in six categories.
This was revealed at the Press briefing held at FUFA house in Mengo on Wednesday.
Byamukama stated that last year the awards were not held due to the Covid-19 turmoil and limited activities
“We are excited again as we go into the high gear preparations for our long awaited Airtel FUFA awards. As we all know because of Covid we were not able to do last year’s edition and primarily of very little activities and considering that Airtel FUFA awards are about rewarding sporting excellence in a season so it wouldn’t make sense to just have awards when you have not had actors participate in footballing activities.”
This year, we were able to complete last season, we had International competitions for both male and female, so we thought it’s important to bring back that normalcy. ”
“We have always rewarded both the male and female player of the year award winners with brand new cars and even this time the top two will take home a brand new car. The all the other winners will receive cash prizes.”
Byamukama thanked main sponsors Airtel Uganda and all the other partners Eco Bank, Nile Special, Nic Holdings, 102.1 FM and Nivana for their support.
Meanwhile, on Monday next week, the nominees for female player of the year award will be trimmed from five to three whereas the final three for Male player of the year category will be confirmed on Wednesday.
For starters, the five nominees for the female player of the year catergory nominees are Lady Doves players in Daisy Nakaziro and Fazilah Ikwaput.
The other three are; Joan Naggayi (She Maroons), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens) and Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies).
Vipers’ trio of Abdul-Azizi Kayondo, Bobosi Byaruhanga and Yunus Sentamu are joined by Express forward Erick Kenzo Kambale and URA captain Shafik Kagimu for the male nominees.
This year the winners will be rewarded at a glomorous event that will be staged at Speke Resort Munyonyo on 4th December, 2021.
The nominees from the six categories that were revealed are;
Airtel FUFA Male coach of the year
•Morley Byekwaso (U-20 Hippos team)
•Wasswa Bbosa (Express)
•Hussein Mbalangu (Arua Hill SC)
Airtel FUFA Female coach of the year
•Fred Musiime (Lady Doves)
•Sida Alex(She Maroons)
•Ayub Khalifa (U-20 Women National team)
Beach Soccer player of the year nominees
•Wasswa Emmanuel (St.Lawrence Beach Soccer Club), Kigozi Ambrose (Buganda Royal Beach Soccer Club), Kawawulo Isma (MUBS Beach Soccer Club)
Member Associations’ award nominees
•Express FC (Club)
•Uganda Youth Football Association (Special Interest Group)
•Kampala Region Football Association (Region Football Association)
Futsal Player of the year nominees
•Farouk Tumwesigye (Big Talent)
•Mutyaba Travis (Synergy FC)
•Najib Muwonge (Mengo FC)
Fans Favourite foreign based player
Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Fahad Bayo (Ashdod FC, Israel), Joan Nabirye (Vihiga Queens, Kenya), Taddeo Lwanga (Simba SC, Tanzania)
•Airtel – FUFA Best XI 2021 (Men)
•Airtel – FUFA Best XI 2021 (Women)
•Airtel – FUFA Fair Play Award 2021
•Airtel FUFA Presidential Award 2021