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Fortebet Real Stars Awards: Cheptegei Headlines July Winners

World Champion Joshua Cheptegei was one of the July Winners who were recognised at the Fortebet Real Stars Sports Awards on Monday.

The best performers were selected from four sports disciplines thanks to awards sponsors Fortebet, Jude Colour Solutions and Canaan Drinks.

Cheptegei was named the best Athlete for the concluded month of July, beating Jacob Kiplimo and Winnie Nanyondo to the gong.

He takes the gong after his silver medal in the 10,000m at the ongoing Olympics games in Tokyo, Japan.

The multiple world records holder, currently preparing for 5000m, was represented by Uganda Athletics Federation official Ali Ngaimoko.

Fortebet Real Stars Sports Awards Proprietor Isaac Mukasa

In the game of hoops, Youngster Arthur Kaluma who played a starring role to help the Silverbacks qualify for the Afrobasket, has emerged as a top pick ahead of Eric Rwahire and Ishmail Wainwright.

The Canada-based star was represented by National team manager Albert Ahabwe.

Albert Ahabwe (left) receives the accolade from Fortebet brand Ambassador Alex Muhangi

The rally crew of Yassin Nasser and Ali Katumba were nominated against a shadow and were crowned unopposed.

The Moil-sponsored crew solely represented Uganda at the World Rally Championships in Kenya.

The Moil crew of Yassin Nasser (middle) and Ali Katumba (left).

Lady Rugby Cranes star Faith Namugga beat her Captain Peace Lekuru and Adrian Kasito to bag the best Rugby Player after her exploits in back-to-back wins over Zimbabwe Sables in Rugby Africa Cup.


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