Shaban Muhammad who is the captain of Arua-based club Onduparaka FC was crowned FUFA player of the year at the recently organised FUFA Awards dinner held at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
In the 2016 season, Shaban scored 16 in the FUFA Big league, seven in the Uganda Cup, and so far seven in the Azam Uganda Premier League totalling to 30 goals in an incredible season for the youngster.
Shaban’s win came as a shock to many who thought fellow nominees like Mamelodi Sundowns’ goalkeeper Dennis Onyango and Standard Liege’s Faruku Miya would bag the award.
Other nominees were Vipers SC striker Erisa Ssekisambu and KCCA’s reigning Uganda Premier League MVP Joseph Ochaya.
Hasifa Nassuuna was the outstanding player in the female category.