The newly appointed Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has been pleased by FUFA’s act of including the female players’ category in the Airtel FUFA Awards.
The Irishman has been at Serena Hotel during the launch of the fifth edition of the awards on Wednesday morning.
“When I arrived in Uganda, I was assured that there are a pool of talented players and whoever makes the starting eleven is good enough to do the job. I am humbled for FUFA to recognize female players as well,” McKinstry said.
Different from last year, five new categories have been included in this year’s awards including the FUFA Best XI 2019 (Women).
The new categories include Airtel – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Women), Airtel – FUFA Women Football Coach of the Year, Best Squad (Club/National Team) of a particular Year, FUFA Member Associations’ Award and the Team Fans of the Year (FUFA Competitions).
Full List of the 2019 Airtel FUFA Awards Catergories
Airtel – FUFA Male Player of the Year 2019
Airtel – FUFA Female Player of the Year 2019
Airtel – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Men)
Airtel – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Women) – New
Airtel – FUFA Coach of the Year 2019
Airtel – FUFA Women Football Coach of the Year – New
FUFA Presidential Award
Airtel – FUFA Fair Play Award 2019 (UPL)
Airtel – FUFA Upcoming Talent Award 2019 (FJL)
Airtel – FUFA Beach Soccer Player of the Year
Airtel – FUFA Fans’ Favorite Uganda foreign based Player
Best Squad (Club/National Team) of a particular Year – New
FUFA Member Associations’ Award – New
Team Fans of the Year (FUFA Competitions) – New