The list of nominees in three out of 14 categories for the 2019 Airtel – FUFA Awards was released on Wednesday, 16th October 2019 during the official launch held at Serena Hotel in Kampala.
There are 16 candidates for vying for the Male best footballer of the year accolade and 12 female footballers that was generated by the head coaches as well as captains of the Star Times Uganda Premier League and the FUFA Women Elite League and FUFA Women Super League teams respectively.
The period considered started on 7th December 2018 and the closing date will be 14th December 2019.
Coaches of the FUFA Women Elite League and FUFA Women Super League nominated their top 5 candidates for the FUFA Female player of the year 2019.
There will be a second round of voting by the coaches and captains for the Male player of the year and Female player of the Year to get the top 5.
Public Voting to contribute 25%
Public voting will get underway after release of top 5 for Male and Female Player of the Year on 14th November until 14th December 2019. The Coaches will contribute 50%, Captains 25% and Fans 25% during the voting.
The awards will be held on 14th December 2019 at Speke Resort Munyoyo.
For the fifth year in a row, Airtel Uganda has remained the main sponsors of the awards.
Other partners include; Eco Bank, NIC Holdings Limited, Nile Breweries Limited, Pepsi and BIDCO Uganda Limited.
Nominees for Airtel FUFA Male Player of the Year 2019
Shafiq Kagimu (URA)
Saidi Kyeyune (URA)
Mike Mutyaba (KCCA)
Viane Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants)
Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume)
Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa)
Joel Madondo (Busoga United)
Daniel Sserunkuma (Vipers)
Allan Okello (KCCA)
Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City)
Deogratious Ojok (BUL)
Bright Anukani (Proline)
Hillary Mukundane (Mbarara City)
Mustafa Kizza (KCCA)
Allan Kayiwa (Vipers)
Ivan Bogere (Proline)
Nominees for Airtel FUFA Team Fans of the Year 2019
SC Villa Fans
Tooro United Fans
West Nile Province
Acholi Province Fans
Lango Province Fans
Bunyoro Province Fans
Nominees for Airtel – FUFA Female player of the Year, 2019
Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim)
Fauzia Najjemba (Isra Soccer Academy)
Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves)
Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens)
Hasifah Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals)
Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals)
Leticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves)
Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim)
Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs)
Amina Nababi (Makerere University)
Shamirah Nalujja (Isra Soccer Academy)
Maureen Kinavudori (UCU Lady Cardinals)
Full List of the 2019 Airtel FUFA Awards Catergories:
1 – Airtel – FUFA Male Player of the Year 2019
2 – Airtel – FUFA Female Player of the Year 2019
3 – Airtel – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Men)
4 – Airtel – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Women) – New
5 – Airtel – FUFA Coach of the Year 2019
6 – Airtel – FUFA Women Football Coach of the Year – New
7 – FUFA Presidential Award
8 – Airtel – FUFA Fair Play Award 2019 (UPL)
9 – Airtel – FUFA Upcoming Talent Award 2019 (FJL)
10 – Airtel – FUFA Beach Soccer Player of the Year
11 – Airtel – FUFA Fans’ Favorite Uganda foreign based Player
12 – Best Squad (Club/National Team) of a particular Year – New
13 – FUFA Member Associations’ Award – New
14 – Team Fans of the Year (FUFA Competitions) – New.