The organisers of the Airtel FUFA Awards have added another category to cater for the upcoming talent in refereeing for the FUFA Juniors League.
The new category is the FUFA Upcoming Referee of the Year bringing the total of Awards Categories to 12.
“We value so much the efforts put in by the young referees officiating in the FUFA Juniors League. A project for the young referees started two years ago and there has been tremendous improvement and enthusiasm from this group,” said FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.
“The procedure for selection of nominees will be done amongst the young referees to get the winner who will be crowned on 1st December, 2017 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.”
This new category is different from the FUFA referee of the year that caters for the rest of officials who handle matches authorized and organized by FUFA.
With the FUFA Juniors league in its fourth year running now, innovations have been started to improve in all aspects of the league designed to cater for players who fall under the age group of 18. However the initial three seasons were for players Under 17.
The last season for 2016/17, saw FUFA introduce the appointment of referees who had undergone the FIFA Young Referees programme.
New partners join Airtel FUFA Awards 2017
With the organizing Committee of the Airtel FUFA Awards not leaving any stone unturned, more partners have continued to come to be part of the highly anticipated awards on 1st December.
Post Bank (6m) and URA (5M) are the latest partners to inject money in the Awards.
The other partners for the Awards are; Nile Special, NIC, RoundBob, BIDCO, SMS One, Azam TV, Ecobank, 102.1 FUFA fm
Airtel are the official sponsors of the FUFA Awards.
Category 1: Airtel-FUFA Male Player of the Year 2017:
Category 2: Airtel FUFA Female player of the year 2017:
Category 3: FUFA Best XI
Category 4: FUFA Presidential Award
Category 5: FUFA Fair Play Award
Category 6: FUFA Upcoming Talent
Category 7: FUFA Referee of the Year
Category 8: FUFA Coach of the year
Category 9: FUFA Beach Soccer player of the year
Category 10: Fans’ Favourite Ugandan Player of the year
Category 11: Fans Favourite player in Other Leagues- outside Uganda
Category 12: FUFA Upcoming referee of the Year