Kampala City Council (KCCA ) star player Allan Okello was on Saturday crowned as the male player of the year at the Airtel FUFA awards held at the lakeside Speke Resort in Munyonyo.
Okello dedicated his award to his late mum and was quick to appreciate his father for taking care of him.
“I want to dedicate this award to my late mother, but then appreciate my father for not giving up on me and raising us up. Thank you,” He said.
Okello described winning the award as an honor and expressed happiness with the accolade.
“Am feeling so excited today, it’s a great honor for me to finally win this award. I was on the podium last year and came second, but it’s great that I win it this year,” Okello said.
“I want to thank my coach Mike Mutebi for giving me the opportunity and always pushing me to perform at my best, I also want to thank Coach Abdallah Mubiru for spotting my talent at Kibuli."
“It has been a good fight against some of the top talents my brother Mustafa Kizza and Bright Anukani, I want to congratulate you as well. It’s a great honor to be playing with you (Kizza) and I hope for better in the future,” he added.
Okello who was runner up to Moses Waswa in 2018, beat KCCA teammate, defender Mustafa Kizza and Proline FC playmaker Bright Anukani to the award. Okello walked away with Shs 1,000 000 and a new Subaru forester.
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