Silverbacks star Jimmy Enabu is excited after he was named the best basketball player at the ForteBet Real stars monthly awards.
He has been instrumental as the Silverbacks finished second of group E at the first window of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers in Alexandria Egypt where he averaged 18.5 points.
Enabu beat off competition from other Silverbacks Ishmail Wainwright and Robinson Opong.
“This award is special, it comes at a time when there has not been so much sports action,” Enabu said.
“We just came back from a campaign in Egypt where we represented very well. To receive this award after a campaign like that is something I cannot take for granted.”
Enabu notably scored a game high against Egypt in the opening loss.
Other winners on the day include Uganda Hipps striker Ivan Bogere who beat teammate Isma Mugulusi and Cranes and Vipers defender Halid Lwaliwa for Best Footballer of November.
Philip Kiplimo was crowned Best Athlete of the month, edging Doreen Chemutai and Stephen Kissa, thanks to his Gold at the Men’s Marathon at NBC Tanzania Marathon.
Bogere was represented by his mother.
“We are proud to associate with the winners, every achievement deserves to be go with a thank you, and that is what ForteBet has done,” said John Daniel Nanyumba, the media manager at Fortebet.
“We shall be part of this event every month as long as there is good organization.
“I congratulate all the winners and the organisers for having such a colourful event.”