Miya, Nabweteme win Footballer of the Year awards


Faruku Miya (right) recieves the car keys from Airtel Uganda’s Praason Lal


For all the toil and hard work all season long, Airtel Uganda and Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) coupled with the other partners, handsomely rewarded the best performers at a colorful function held Speke Resort in Munyonyo on Sunday, 13th December 2015.

The night belonged to two diligent footballers – Faruku Miya (male) and Sandra Nabweteme (female) who won the biggest awards of the day.

The duo won the best footballers of the year accolades in 0either genders, a reward that came forth with brand new cars for either players or a full set of Azam Television decoders.

At the well-organized dinner where guests and nominees dressed to kill, the footballing stars were being recognised for all their endless efforts all year round.

Guests were kept well attended to by the beautiful ushers on duty as the night’s M.C’s; Ahmed Hussein and Ben Mwine conveyed the programme in a systematic, hilarious and eloquent mode.

FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo expressed appreciation towards the efforts of the FUFA Executive and staff, players, fans, sponsors and other partners towards developing the game of football in the country with a call to increased commitment and dedication.

This has been a golden year of football for Uganda where we won six international matches away from home.

This was possible because of the strategic planning (we had a symposium at the beginning of the year where ideas were discussed) and stability of the local league.

I wish the winners the best and they should work hard to be on the podium next year.


Sandra Nabweteme receives the car keys

On behalf of Airtel Uganda, Praason Lal recommitted the company’s urge to support football.

“We are committed at Airtel Uganda towards supporting football in Uganda.”

The different partners of FUFA – Pepsi, National Insurance Corporation, Nile Breweries Limited were all represented.

Entertainment was provided by Music Diva Sheeba Karungi and Uganda Cranes Ambassador, Bebe Cool.

The entire event was screened live to millions of viewers across the world on UBC T.V, Azam Television and the football radio, 102.1 FUFA f.m relied the proceedings live from Munyonyo.

Full Awards:

Airtel Male footballer of the year: Faruku Miya (Vipers Sports Club)

Pepsi Female footballer of the year: Sandra Nabweteeme (Kawempe Muslim Secondary School)

Coach of the year: Faridah Bulega (Wakiso United)

Fans Favourite player of the year (International): Andre Ayew

Fans Favourite player of the year (Local): Tonny Mawejje

FUFA presidential Award: Paul Ssali

Beach Soccer player of the year: Douglas Muganga

Referee of the year: Mark Sonko

Fair play award: Sports Club Villa Jogoo

Team of the year: Sebwato Nicholas, Derrick walulya, Dan birikwalila, Hassan Waswa, Musa Malunda, Keziron kizito, Yasser mugerwa, Muzamir Mutyaba, Umar Kasum ba, Erisa keith Sekisambu, Faruku Miya (captain).



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