Bobosi Byaruhanga and Fauziah Najjemba have been crowned as the 2021 Airtel FUFA Men and Female Player of the year respectively.

The duo won a brand new car each and Sh1m as FUFA continued to reward excellence.

Bobosi edged his Vipers teammate Abdul Aziizi Kayondo and Express FC forward Eric Kenzo Kambale to take home the most coveted prize.

Bobosi was notably outstanding as Uganda Hippos reached the finals of AFCON U20 in Mauritius and also helped Vipers SC to win the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Najjemba on the other hand beat Lady Doves duo of Fazillah Ikwaput and Goalkeeper Daisy Nakaziro to the gong.

The Kampala Queens striker was the Top scorer at CECAFA Women’s U20 Championship, bagging 11 goals in 5 games

Najjemba also helped Uganda oust Kenya with a 10-3 aggregate in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers to book a tie with South Africa due next month.

The striker was also on target as Crested Cranes (Uganda Women senior team) beat Ethiopia 2-0 in the first leg (of the second round) of the Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
Uganda went on to eliminate Ethiopia 2-1 on penalties with Najjemba scoring one of the penalties.

Complete List of Winners

*Airtel FUFA Men Player of the Year – Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers)

*Airtel FUFA Women Player of the Year – Fauziah Najjemba (Kampala Queens)

*Airtel Coach of the year – Wasswa Bbosa (Express)

*Airtel FUFA Women Coach of the year – Fred Musiime (Lady Doves)

Beach Soccer Player of the year – Emmanuel Alex Wasswa (St Lawrence)

*Member Associations’ Award 2021 – Uganda Youth Football Association (Special Interest Group)

*Futsal Player of the year 2021 – Travis Mutyaba (Synergy)

*Fans Favourite Uganda Foreign based players – Fahad Bayo (Ashdod, Israel)

*FUFA Presidential Award 2021 – Mark Ssali

*Fair Play Award – Police FC

*Best Squad for a Particular Year – Uganda Hippos (2021)

Best XI (Men) – Mathias Muwanga (Express), Ashraf Mandela (URA), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers), Murushid Juuko (Express), Enock Walusimbi (Express), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers), Shafik Kagimu (URA), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers), Steven Mukwala (URA), Caesar Manzoki (Vipers), Eric Kambale (Express)

Best XI (Women) – Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves FC), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Sumaya Komuntale (Tooro Queens), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Joan Naggayi (She Maroons), Magret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)

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Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.

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