A 16-man shortlist has been released by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) for consideration for the 2019 Airtel-FUFA Male Player of the year Award.
The award will be contested for by only local based players at the time of nominating, according to the Chairman of the organising committee Rogers Byamukama.
KCCA talisman Allan Okello makes the initial shortlist for the second time in a row, together with three other teammates in defender Mustafa Kiiza and forward Sulaiman ‘Mike’ Mutyaba.
Vipers forward Daniel ‘Muzeyi’ Sserunkuuma is also on the list that includes teammate Allan Kayiwa. URA midfielders Saidi Kyeyune and Shafik Kagimu.
Mbarara City have two nominees on the initial list; forward Paul Mucureezi and skipper Hillary Mukundane. Proline FC duo of Bright Anukani and Ivan Bogere have also made the shortlist.
Wakiso Giants playmaker, Vianne Sekajugo also makes the list and was among the final three nominees for the 2018 edition.
The awards gala is scheduled for the 14th of December, 2019, at a glamorous awards night to be held at the Commonwealth Speke Resort in Munyonyo.
A total of 14 categories will be voted for and awarded on the evening, with the Male Player of the year and the Female Player of the year awards highlighting the event.
Three categories will be included in the voting process, with the coaches carrying 50%, captains taking up 25% and the fans constituting 25% of the final votes.
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Nominees for FUFA Male Player of the Year
Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Saidi Kyeyune (URA), Mike Mutyaba (KCCA), Vianne 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).