Three players are set to battle for the 2019 FUFA Men’s player of the year after the shortlist released by local football governing body.
Allan Okello and Mustapha Kizza, both for KCCA FC will vie for the award with Proline FC’s Bright Anukani for the gong according to the final shortlist.
In the women’s category, UCU Lady Cardinals’ Hasifa Nassuuna will battle with Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens) and Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies) for the award.
Men’s player of the year
Bright Anukani- Proline FC
He guided Proline FC to winning a double (The StarTimes FUFA Big League and the Stanbic Uganda Cup). He was named the MVP in the StarTimes FUFA Big League last season.
Allan Okello- KCCA FC
He won the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, the FUFA Super Cup and the CECAFA Kagame Cup and was part of the Cranes team that qualified for the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN).
Mustafa Kizza– KCCA FC
The left-footed, attack-minded defender won the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, the FUFA Super Cup and the CECAFA Kagame Cup and was part of the Cranes team that qualified for the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN).
Women’s player of the year
Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)
Joint top scorer in the FUFA Women Elite League (2018/19) scoring 14 goals same as Hasifa Nassuna.
She was the top scorer at the 2019 National Secondary Schools’ Championship in Mbale scoring 14 goals.
Top scorer at the East Africa Secondary Schools’ Championship in Tanzania, scoring 10 goals.
Captained Mukono High School to winning the FUFA Independence Cup, a tournament where she emerged as the top scorer with 4 goals.
Was part of the Uganda U17 Girls’ national team that won the COSAFA U17 Championship in Mauritius where scored 12 goals, five behind top scorer and teammate Juliet Nalukenge.
Recently, she helped Uganda to finish third at CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup in Tanzania scoring two goals.
Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)
Helped Kawempe Muslim to win both the national and East Africa Secondary Schools’ championship.
Nalukenge captained Uganda to winning the COSAFA U17 Championship and emerging as the tournament top scorer with 18 goals.
During the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup, she was Uganda’s top scorer with 5 goals.
She has scored 53 goals for school, club and country in 2019.
Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals)
Helped UCU Lady Cardinals to win the 2018/19 FUFA Women Elite League
She was named the Most Valuable Player and finished as the overall top scorer with 16 goals.
Nassuna played a key role to help Uganda finish third at the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup, scoring three goals.
The winners will be crowned on December, 14 during the Airtel FUFA Awards 2019 ceremony at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.