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ForteBet Real Stars Sports Awards: Nominees For Month Of April Named

ForteBet Real Stars Sports Awards will once again recognise sports excellence for the concluded month of April.

The nominees have been announced and the organisers will award winners in the disciplines of Football, Rugby and MotorSports.

The awarding ceremony will be held on Tuesday morning at Route 256 restaurant in Lugogo, Kampala.

Betting Company Fortebet is the title sponsor, alongside Canaan drinks and Jude Colour Solutions.

Football Nominees:

The Uganda Premier League trio of Sam Ssekamatte (Bright Stars), Yunus Ssentamu (Vipers) and Shafic Kagimu (URA) will go head to head.

Ssekamatte has scored eight goals in eight games across all competitions. In the league he scored six in six games while two goals came from the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Ssentamu has been outstanding for Vipers, scoring scored seven goals across all competitions. He notably scored a brace against Busoga United, Kitara and MYDA 4-0.

The other player is Kagimu whose contribution has seen his club URA FC storm the summit of Uganda Premier League. The midfielder has three goals, coming against Mbarara City, BUL and KCCA FC.

Rugby Nominees:

Rugby has James Ijongat (KOBs), Ivan Magomu (Pirates) and Aziz Khan (Heathens) after their outstanding performances in the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premiership.

Ijongat has played two games in the month of April, including the one against rivals Heathens at Legends, where he scored 12 points in their 19-11 win.

Magomu has been at the top of his game and has collected 19 points for Pirates in the month of April.

Aziz Khan has also been outstanding for Pirates as the record league winners and defending champions win two from three in the concluded month.

Motorsport Nominees

The Nominees from Motorsport are Duncan Mubiru Kikankane, Jas Mangat and Hassan Alwi for their performances in Rally.

Kikankane won the third round of the 2020/21 NRC in Ssembabule, posting a time of 55 minutes and 54.17 seconds to win the championship.

Mangat grabbed a podium finish (3rd) in the Equator Rally in Naivasha, Kenya, clocking 3hr, 3min and 32 seconds to finish behind race winner Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo and Tejveer Rai. He went on to finish second at the third round of NRC in Sembabule after posting 24 seconds late to Duncan Mubiru.

Hassan Alwi is on the list after finishing third in Ssembabule.

Did You Know?

Derrick Kakooza (Football), Maxwell Ebonga (Rugby), Joan Nampuugu (Netball) and Irene Nakalembe (Golf) are the best of March in their respective disciplines.


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