Former FUFA President Hajji Twaha Kakaire has been recognised at the ForteBet Real Stars Sports Awards held on Tuesday at Route256 restaurant in Lugogo, Kampala.
Kakaire is the first recipient of the Life Time Achievement award as Real Stars move to grow wings.
He was the FUFA boss from 1995 when he replaced Moses Ali until 1997, replaced by Denis Obua.
During his reign, Uganda won the CECAFA championship in Sudan and he notably lobbied funds for the Federation, and the league finally got its first sponsorship (Nile Breweries) in 1997.
“He was the first to introduce Women Football in Uganda,” said Isaac Mukasa, the proprietor of Real Stars Awards.
“He did a very good job for Uganda and we felt it right to appreciate administrators as well.”
Kakaire commended Real Stars for the recognition and confirmed that Football is still his ‘clan.’
“Thank you Real Stars for promoting talent to see that our sportsmen get a career.”
Monthly Awards Winners
Bright Stars striker Sam Kayongo Ssekamatte has been named the best footballer for the month of April, beating Yunus Ssentamu (Vipers) and Shafic Kagimu (URA).
Ssekamatte managed to score eight goals in eight games across all competitions, six coming in the league from as many games.
KOBs flyhalf James Ijongat beat Pirates Ivan Magomu and Heathens Aziz Khan to best Rugby Player of the concluded month after his impressive performance that saw him score 12 points against Heathens.
Motorsport best went to Jas Mangat who beat Duncan Mubiru Kikankane and Hassan Alwi. He was third in Naivasha, Kenya at the Equator Rally.
National Insurance Corporation Managing Director Bayo Folayana was the chief guest and he went on to commend the contribution of Real Stars Sports Agency.
John Nanyumba, Fortebet PR, thanked Real Stars for innovation after the introduction of the Life Time Achievement award.
Other Sponsors Jude Colour Solutions and Canan Soda were also represented.