KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has appreciated the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) for organizing the Airtel FUFA Awards during the launch of the fifth edition at Serena Hotel on Wednesday morning.
According to the former Uganda Cranes head coach, these awards acts as motivation to players and coaches as they make them work hard in order to win.
“Awards are motivational, like Messi, if you are best, you will win over and over, professionalism starts here, these players have been motivated by the awards and the coaches too,” Mutebi said.
“Thank Airtel Uganda for the development strategy; national team must be evolving to make it easy for the head coach of Uganda Cranes, Jonathan McKinstry.”
“Clubs in Uganda must appreciate the development of players just like we did for the 2019 CECAFA Clubs Kagame Cup,” he added.
Mutebi has won the best coach award three times in the previous four times and he is a favorite to win this year’s accolade.
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, Onduparaka, KCCA, Tooro United, 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 Cardinal