KCCAFC and Uganda Cranes play maker Allan Okello was last Saturday night crowned the best male football player of the year 2019 during a colorful Airtel-FUFA awards ceremony orgnised by Kibo media at the Speke resort, Munyonyo.
On the same night, Kawempe Muslim and Uganda Crested Cranes star Juliet Nalukenge was crowned the best female football player of the year. Both winners drove home brand new cars and Shs1m courtesy of sponsors Airtel-Uganda.
Former SC Villa and Uganda Cranes formidable left back Nestroy Kizito declared Garvin Kizito Mugweri as the next Ibrahim Sekagya –the former KCCA and Uganda Cranes intelligent center back and captain. Nestroy played with Sekagya at Cranes and is now handling Mugweri as a trainer at the record 16-time Uganda champions.
“He is very intelligent and comfortable with the ball. He reads the game well from the back and is solid on one-one situations as well as prowess in air. I think he has a lot to learn as he grows. The good thing he is very much willing to learn and to improve,” noted Kizito.
And in the philosophy of the legend walks Mugweri, who was named the best upcoming talent at the 2019 Airtel-FUFA Awards. Mugweri did not take part in this year’s Copa Coca Cola but won St Mary’s SS, Kitende the East African title.
He captained both the U17 and U20 national team in the Total U17 CAF championship and Cecafa U20 championship hosted in Uganda recently.
Kizito, who sat his S6 exams this year, graduated to SC Villa and on debut he was named Man of the match against Vipers SC in the barren league draw at Namboole stadium.
Kizito beat exciting Bright Stars Ibrahim Sekajja who scored in the CAF U17 tournament and KCCA FC striker Sadat Anaku, who was part of the KCCA FC Cecafa Cup winning squad where he also scored.
Anaku, who has 2 premier league goals this year, was also the FUFA junior league top scorer for the third straight time with 31 goals although his side lost last season title to BUL FC Junior team in his last season.