footballer of the year

It is the norm for the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) to organise awards to recognise the best performing footballers for both genders in all sectors of those affiliated to the football governing body.

This year’s nomination process for the 2021 Airtel-FUFA Male and Female Footballer of the Year is now open. The initial nomination process that started on September 7 and ends on October 2, 2021, involves only the head coaches and team captains of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and FUFA Women Super League teams.

A head coach and captain are required to select separately their top five (5) choices of players to vie for the 2021 Airtel-FUFA Male and Female Footballer of the Year awards.

The 24th FUFA Executive Committee that met on April 30, 2021 approved the Airtel FUFA Awards to be organised on December 4 this year since there have been a good number of competitions played in the season, noted Rogers Byamukama FUFA Chairman Marketing and Communications Committee.

The full details of the event and other categories to be considered will be communicated on October 13, 2021 when the Awards are launched officially.

footballer of the year

Other categories of the awards include; Female Player of the Year, Best XI, FUFA Presidential Award, Fair Play Award, Upcoming Talent, Referee of the Year, Coach of the Year, Fans’ Favourite Player (Ugandan player), Beach Soccer Player of the Year, Fans’ Favourite Player in the European Leagues.