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Okello and Kizza nominated for best player of the year award

By Shafik Ssenoga, Yekoyada Saaka

Added 16th October 2019 01:43 PM

Okello and Kizza were instrumental in helping KCCA win the Uganda Premier League.

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Allan Okello (right) celebrates after scoring a goal in a recent game. PHOTOS: Richard Sanya

Okello and Kizza were instrumental in helping KCCA win the Uganda Premier League.

KCCA FC duo of Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza’s excellent performance have continued to yield more fruits for them as the two teenagers got nominated for the Airtel FUFA male best player of the year.
 
The two were nominated alongside other players who included; Joel  Mutakubwa, Bashir Mutanda, Joel Madondo, Dan Sserunkuma,  Paul Mucureezi, Deogractius Ojok, Bright Anukani, Hillary Mukundane, Mustafa Kizza, Allan Kayiwa, Ivan Bogere, Shafik Kagimu, Saidi Kyeyune, Mike Mutyaba, Viane Ssekajjugo.
 
This was revealed at the launch of the fifth edition today in Kampala where sponsors Airtel presented a dummy cheque of sh100m towards the event. NIC who are the other sponsors contributed sh10m.

 L- R: State Minister for Youth, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, Strategy Manager Noela Byuma, FUFA President Justus Mugisha, Airtel Uganda's Head Brand and Communications Remmie Kisakye and FUFA Awards organising committee Rogers Byamukama during the launch of the list of nominees of the Airtel FUFA Awards.PHOTO: Richard Sanya

 State Minister Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, FUFA President Justus Mugisha, Airtel Uganda's Head Brand and Communications Remmie Kisakye and FUFA Awards organising committee Rogers Byamukama during the launch of the list of nominees for the  Airtel FUFA Awards

The glorious event will take place on December 14 at Speke Resort Munyonyo
 
Okello and Kizza were instrumental in helping KCCA win the Uganda Premier League, the CECAFA Kagame Club championship in Kigali Rwanda, a title which was last won by a Ugandan football club in 2006 when Police FC won the championship.
 
Okello scored four goals in that tournament, while Kizza scored the winning goal in the final against Tanzanian Giants Azam FC.
 
Putting CECAFA aside, the two enjoyed a good spell in the FUFA pilsner Super 8 tournament where they helped their team to reach the final only to be defeated by Vipers SC in a final played at Muteesa II Stadium Wankuluku.

 SC Villa's Bashir Mutanda was among the nominees

The CAF Champions League was another stage for coach Mike Mutebi’s guns to showcase their class after scoring the 3-1 wins over Namibian side African stars to advance to the next round where they, unfortunately, lost the contest to Petro de Luanda on an away goals rule to progress to the Confederation Cup playoff round.

 Mike Mutyaba is among the nominees 

Juliet Nalukenge who guided Uganda to COSAFA U17 Championship is among the nominees for the female player of the year. Others are Fauzia Najjemba, Daisy Nakaziro, Lillian Mutuuzo, Hasifah Nassuna, Ruth Aturo, Leticia Nabbosa, Margaret Kunihira, Shadia Nankya, Amina Nababi, Shamirah Nalujja, Maureen Kinavudori.
 

 Proline's Ivan Bogere

But this year, new categories have been included such as best female eleven, best female coach and best FUFA member
 
 

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