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Kambale makes cut as final Male-FUFA player of the year nominees are revealed

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Eric Kambale scored 15 goals last season. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Express FC striker Eric Kambale has made the final list of nominees for the Airtel-FUFA player of the year.

This was confirmed on Wednesday, November 24 when the final three nominees were announced by FUFA.

Kambale was runner up in the race for the top scorer of the 2020/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The Congolese-born forward was also instrumental in Express winning both the league and CECAFA Kagame Cup, this year.

The other players who have made the cut are Vipers SC duo of Bobosi Byaruhanga and Aziz Kayondo.

The Awards gala will be held on Saturday, 4th December 2021 at Speke Resort Munyonyo with winners in the Male and Female categories driving away in brand new cars.

*Briefs on the final nominees for Male footballer of the year*

Abdu Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers SC)

-He was part of the Uganda U20 team that reached the finals of the 2020 U20 AFCON in Mauritania where he as named in the best XI of the tournament.

-He was promoted to the U23 National Team and played at the CECAFA U23 Challenge Cup in Ethiopia.

-The left back also featured for Uganda at CHAN in Cameroon.

-This year, Kayondo made his debut for the Senior Team (Uganda Cranes) against Rwanda at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC)

-Part of the Uganda U20 team that reached the finals of AFCON U20 in Mauritius.

-Made his debut with the Uganda Cranes this year, in the friendly game against South Africa.

-He featured in all the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches for Uganda. Only him and Dennis Iguma started every game.

-Helped Vipers SC to win the Stanbic Uganda Cup, scoring two goals in the season.

-He was named the best midfielder of the 2020/21 Stanbic Uganda Cup season.

-Bobosi was named the MVP of the inaugural Startimes Uganda Premier League All Star game.

Erick Kenzo Kambale (Express FC)

-Scored 15 goals last season in the League, just one behind eventual top scorer Yunus Ssentamu.

-He played a key role as Express FC went ahead to win the StarTimes Uganda Premier League this year, the first for the club in 9 years.

-Express FC represented Uganda in this year’s CAF Champions League. Despite getting eliminated at the preliminary stage, Kambale got a goal to his name.

-He was instrumental as Express won their first CECAFA Kagame Club Cup scoring two goals.

-Helped Express FC reach the semifinals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup before getting eliminated by BUL FC.

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