Young Africans FC forward Juma Balinya has come out to openly express his dissatisfaction after being left out on the nominees’ list for the prestigious Airtel FUFA male player of the year award.
Last season top scorer with Police, who joined Tanzanian side Young, has used his social media platforms to express his discomfort.
I wanted to keep quiet about this but seriously its not easy to do so .I played the whole of last season in uganda up to may when the league ended.
So if am am not among the best players then which season or year are they considering because the current season they have played not more than 8 games. So are they choosing the best player after 8 games or two months.
They new if they put me in the list their player will not win it coz they clearly know i was the best last season. But i pray one day our country will change so that other people don’t suffer. JB18 .” Balinya stated
Balinya finished Uganda Premier league top scorer with 19 goals and his Supger season for the cops attracted Tanzanian giants to capture the trickery forward.
With no player playing out side the country on the nominees’ list, we are yet to confirm from the organisers if players that make moves outside Uganda but played the previous season here are still considered because Patrick Henry Kaddu, Timothy Awany and Allan Kyambadde would also be serious contenders as well
The Airtel – FUFA Awards for the year 2019 that were officially launched at Serena Hotel in Kampala on Wednesday, shall be held on Saturday, 14th December 2019 under the theme “Celebrating Uganda’s footballers”. And the winner will drive home a brand new car.
The nominees for Airtel FUFA Male Player of the Year 2019 include;
Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Saidi Kyeyune (URA), Mike Mutyaba (KCCA), Viane Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume), Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Daniel Sserunkuma (Vipers), Allan Okello (KCCA), Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City), Deogratious Ojok (BUL), Bright Anukani (Proline), Hillary Mukundane (Mbarara City), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), Allan Kayiwa (Vipers), Ivan Bogere (Proline)