KCCA and Uganda Cubs striker Oscar Mawa, Golfer Joseph Kasozi and Lady Cricket Cranes bowler Christine Anayo have been crowned as the best performers at Fortebet Real Stars Sports Awards for the month of December.
The trio were awarded on Tuesday morning at a glamorous event held at Copper Chimney, Lugogo.
“This is a good initiative to reward the talented Ugandans, I commend the Sponsors Fortebet and Jude Colour Solutions, the NCS and the executive director for Real Stars for identifying the talent and giving them the sports personalities opportunity to excel and appreciate what they have achieved in their various fields,” said Joy Ruth Achieng, Uganda’s Ambassador to Canada who was the Chief Guest.
“Its now my responsibility to ask Government to motivate and put more resources to Sports, and change how we look at Sports. I have travelled in various countries and witnessed many nations that have generated a lot of revenue in sports.
“Government should invest in sports as income generating activity not as a leisure. There are many talent at grassroot level that need to be supported.”
Achieng referenced at Mustafa Kizza who this year joined Canada’s Montreal Impact and added that Uganda should look at having more Mustafas, more Cheptegeis.
She concluded: “I congratulate the winners, despite the difficult year it has been. Stay safe.”
Mawa scored six goals as Uganda won the CECAFA U17 Championship, beating KCCA FC forward Brian Aheebwa and Mawogola Ssaza’s captain Mike Lutaaya to the best footballer award.
Mawa briefly said: “This is a great achievement for me, and I feel motivated to take on the new year.”
The Best Golfer went to Kasozi of Kilembe Golf Club who was the first runner up at the Uganda Amateur Golf Open. He edged Christopher Baguma and Michael Alunga.
The Best Female Cricketer award was taken by Anayo who edged Immaculate Nakisuyi and Rachael Ntono.