Shaban Muhammad Speaks Out On Winning Airtel-Fufa MVP Award

Shaban Muhammad was named Best Fufa Male Player of the year.

FUFA Male footballer of the year Muhammad Shaban has come out to indicate that being crowned the best player this year is not the climax of his career but rather the recognition gives him encouragement to work harder.

In an interview with ChimpSport, there Shaban states that winning the coveted award gives him a task to perform better and harder.

“It is a great achievement for me at my age but I believe this should not give me satisfaction that I have achieved it all but rather it should push me to work harder, sickness ” he said.

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“I believe I’m just at the start of my career and getting such success in most cases is not easy to handle but personally I’m focused, ” added Shaban.

The teenage striker who has had a splendid year scoring 31 goals for his club and country believes he is still in the process of development and he is focused at improving.

“I know I have had great performance this year but I’m still developing and that is where my focus lies,” he said.

Onduparaka football club have had a Cinderella story and Shaban Muhammad who is the captain has greatly contributed to the rise of the team from West Nile that has taken Ugandan football by storm.

Shaban guided the Caterpillars to winning promotion to the Azam Uganda premier league scoring 13 goals. He joined the team after eight games in the Fufa Big League season.

The teenage forward also helped Onduparaka reach the finals of Uganda cup albeit losing 3-1 to Vipers but finished the campaign the MVP and also the joint top scorer with seven goals.

The stellar performance also caught the attention of Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic “Micho” who has since called the sharp shooter to the national team including handing him his senior debut in the friendly game against Zambia last month.

Shaban has already scored three goals for Uganda cranes in the Cranes Namutima regional tours and also currently the joint top scorer in the Uganda premier league with eight goals.

The sharp shooter who returned home on Sunday received a heroic welcome bringing business to a standstill in towns like Nebbi, Pakwach and Arua.

Muhammad Shaban beat off competition from Dennis Onyango, Miya Farouk, Erisa Ssekisambu and Joseph Ochaya to be crowned the Airtel Fufa women player of the year at the awards gala held at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Friday.


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