Airtel-Fufa awards: Aturo, Waiswa win Player of the Year

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Waiswa being awarded player of the year

The 4th edition of Airtel-FUFA awards went down Friday night at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.

It was all glitz and glamor as the invited guests arrived, mixed and mingled, moments before the most anticipated awards ceremony in Ugandan Sports.

Winners:

Joseph Mubiru won the first award for being the most knowledgeable listener on 102.1 FUFA f.m.

Kassim Kyazze of KCCA FC took home the “Fan of the Year” accolade. He was given one million shillings (UGX1m) as a token of appreciation for his efforts.

“FUFA Fans Favourite Player of the Year” (Foreign) is Dennis Onyango. The award was handed by Mr. Matia Lule despite the winner’s absence.

Allan Okello from KCCA FC won the “Fans favourite local player of the year”.

“FUFA Fair Play Award” went to Maroons FC.

“FUFA Beach Soccer player of the year” went o Meddie Kibirige.

Nabukenya Shamirah won the “Upcoming Referee of the Year” and walked away with one million shillings and an accolade.

Brian Nsubuga took home the “Referee of the Year” award.

Noel Nasasira won the “FUFA Big League Player of the Year.” He walked away with not only an award but also UGX 4,000,000 and a flat screen TV.

This year’s recipient of the “FUFA Presidential Award” is Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa, the proprietor of St Mary’s SS Kitende, whose success in academics and sports in the last decade is unmatched.

The recipient of this award is selected by the FUFA President.

The Presidential Award may be conferred in honour of one special event or a lifetime achievement by an institution or individual who is deemed by the FUFA President to have contributed to the game of football.

Ruth Aturo is the Female Player of the Year. She is a student at UCU and a player for UCU Lady Cardinals FC and Crested Cranes.

She walked away with not only an award but also a brand-new car and fuel worth UGX 500,000.

Moses Waiswa is the Male Player of the Year. He is a player for Vipers SC and Uganda Cranes.

He walked away with not only an award but also a brand-new car and fuel worth UGX 500,000.

Ugandan diva Irene Ntale entertained the audience for the night.

Speaking at the ceremony, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo said: “We thank everyone who has done a part in the development of the game in Uganda. We thank the players, coaches, managers, government of Uganda. This is a team sport.”

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