The 2019 Airtel FUFA Awards will be held on 14th December at Speke Resort Munyonyo running under the them, “Celebrating Uganda’s finest footballers”.
Airtel Football takes a look at the top 5 nominees in the Male player of the year Category and their achievements in 2019.
Shafik Kagimu (URA FC)
Kagimu despite being a midfielder was the top scorer for URA FC last season, scoring eight goals.
He played a key role as the Uganda Cranes qualified for the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) that will take place in Cameroon.
Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC)
Kayiwa was at Tooro United FC last season and had an impressive run in the league scoring 10 goals.
His brilliant performance attracted the attention of Vipers SC where he currently plays.
He also made a cut to the national team this year starting with the COSAFA Championship in South Africa and was part of the Cranes’ team that qualified for the 2020 CHAN.
Bright Anukani (Proline FC)
Stellar performance from the youngster to help Proline FC win a domestic double (FUFA Big League and the Uganda Cup).
Anukani was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2018/19 FUFA Big League as Proline FC won promotion.
Helped Proline FC play on the continent for the first time and scored two goals in the run. He was part of the Uganda Cranes team that qualified for the 2020 CHAN.
Allan Okello (KCCA FC)
Allan Okello scored 6 goals in the league last season as KCCA FC went ahead to win the league title.
He was the top scorer with three goals as KCCA FC won the CECAFA Kagame Cup, the first for the club since 1978.
Helped KCCA FC to reach the final of the FUFA Super 8 and winning the FUFA Super Cup. Okello played a key role as Uganda qualified to the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN).
Musitafa Kizza (KCCA FC)
For the second successive season, Kizza despite being a defender led the way in making assists, doing this on 13 occasions as KCCA FC went ahead to win the league.
He scored the lone goal that helped KCCA FC defeat Azam FC in the CECAFA Kagame Cup final.
Kizza has gone on to establish himself as the best left back in the land and already has six assists this season plus three goals.
He was part of the Uganda Cranes team that eliminated Burundi to book a berth at next year’s CHAN in Cameroon.