Uganda’s finest set be unveiled at the FUFA Awards

Rebecca Magoma

The top cream at the Airtel FUFA Awards will be unveiled on December 1 in a ceremony that will be hosted at Munyonyo as we focus on the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award that has attracted three top performers in 2017.

Nominees

HASIFA NASUNNA(UCU-Lady Cardinals)

This will be the third consecutive season that Hasifah Nasuuna has been nominated for the prestigious award and has won once.

In 2015, Nasunna was nominated but failed to win the award with Sandra Namweteme currently studying in the United States, the eventual winner.

Last year, Nasunna’s heroics, especially her performance for club (Kawempe Muslim) and the national team, Crested Cranes, propelled her to lift the prestigious award despite contesting with Nabweteme.

The creative forward scored six goals, to top the scoring chart in the second edition of CECAFA Women’s championship that was played in Jinja despite her side finishing fourth.

Nasunna who has since joined Uganda Christian University Lady Cardinals for the 2017-2018 season helped Kawempe Muslim lift the FUFA Elite Women Premier League for the second consecutive title.

In the 2016-2017 season, Nasunna guided Kawempe to the third consecutive title after scoring 26 goals, a season-record, to emerge the league’s top scorer.

She helped Kawempe Muslim reach the
quarter-finals of the 2017 Fufa Women Cup and second in the East African Secondary school Games hosted in Gulu, Uganda in the dame year, bagging three goals.

FAZILA IKWAPUT (Olila Women)

Ikwaput helped Olila High School reac the FUFA Women Elite League playoffs for the first time in their history where they finished fourth.

The forward scored six goals for Olila last season.

The youngster emerged the top scorer of FUFA Women Cup with five goals that steered her side win the title.

Ikwaput was named the MVP of the FUFA Women Elite League last season.

VANESSA KARUNGI (Olila Women)

Karungi is the second player from Olila Women in the nominations list and the only goalkeeper.

She had a great year last season with her club Olila after finishing fourth in the league where she registered eight clean sheets.

Karungi posted three clean sheets in the
FUFA women Cup and her impressive performance was seen in the national school games where she was playing for her school, Mukono High School.

She steered Mukono to their first ever national title where she finished the tournament without conceding in nine matches.

During the regional school games in Gulu, Karungi helped her school finish third with three clean sheets, saving penalty kicks in the third playoff against Tanzania’s Alliance.

Karungi is also the champion of Buganda Cup 2017 with Olila, where she  went five games without conceding a goal.

The winner of the prestigious award will win a grand prize of a brand new car and One million Ugandan shillings (1,000,000 equivalent to $275) while the first and second runner’s up will take home Five hundred thousand Ugandan shillings (500,000 equivalent to $137.50) each.

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