Telecommunication company Airtel Uganda Has handed over money worth Shs 100million to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to support the 2017 edition of the Airtel-Fufa Awards.
Launched on Friday, October 20th, the awards are slated to take place on 1st December 2017 at Speke Resort hotel, Munyonyo in Kampala.
Since their inception in 2014, the Airtel-FUFA awards are held every year with a goal of honoring and recognizing the excellence of Ugandan footballers throughout the year regardless of their team or club performance. The awards also aim to encourage players to remain disciplined and focused throughout the year.
This year, the awards will see Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, Muzamil Mutyaba and Tadeo Lwanga battle for the honor of being awarded Airtel – FUFA male footballer of the year while Hasifah Nasuuna, Vannesa Kalungi and Fazila Ikwaput are the nominees for the Airtel – FUFA female footballer of the year.
Speaking on behalf of the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, Mr. Rogers Byamukama thanked all the sponsors for their contributions that have been instrumental in planning these awards; specifically, Airtel Uganda for standing with FUFA and believing in Ugandan football.
“Our objective is to bring these outstanding players to the front, recognize them and award them for their efforts as well as the entertainment throughout the year. This year we will have 11 awards given out,” Byamukama commented.
Speaking on behalf of main sponsor Airtel Uganda, Mrs. Remmie Kisakye Kakuru, the Head – Brand and Communication, commended the awards organizing committee for the consistency in holding the awards as well as the media for the job well done in the past and encouraged them to keep it up.
She appealed to the public to vote as many times as possible in the 4 award categories that are SMS based as winners will be chosen according to the votes they received.
“On behalf of Airtel Uganda, I would like to pledge our commitment to continue supporting football in Uganda at all levels,” she concluded, thereafter handing over a cheque of UGX 100,000,000 to the organizing committee.
The 4 sms based awards include the ; Airtel-FUFA Male player of the year, Airtel-FUFA Female player of the year, Fans’ Favorite Ugandan player of the year, Fans favorite player in Other Leagues- outside Uganda. To vote, type FUFA (space) Code of the player and send to 8888.