Best of November:
•Football – Nelson Senkatuka
•Basketball – Titus Lual
•Rugby – Peace Lekuru
•Cricket – Brian Masaba
•Boxing – Muzamir Ssemuddu
•Pool – Caesar Chandiga
The Fortebet Real Stars Sports Monthly Awards continued to recognise excellence after rewarding the best of the concluded month of November across multiple Sports disciplines.
The awards ceremony, sponsored by Fortebet Uganda and Jude Colour Solutions, was held on Tuesday at Lazio Restaurant in Lugogo.
With thrilling competition and exceptional displays of skill, the winners were celebrated for their contributions to their respective sports.
The nominees in the cricket category were Alpesh Ramjan, Brian Masaba, and Dinesh Nakrani. The coveted award was clinched by Brian Masaba. Masaba’s instrumental role in leading the Cricket Cranes to secure their first-ever T20 World Cup spot for the upcoming tournament in the USA and West Indies distinguished his performance. Notably, Masaba also left Windhoek with the best bowling economy, averaging an impressive 18 runs across four innings.
In the realm of rugby, the nominees included Ivan Magomu, Peace Lekuru, and Aaron Ofoyrwoth. Ultimately, Peace Lekuru claimed the top honors. Lekuru’s exceptional leadership guided the Victoria Pearls to their maiden Safari Sevens trophy in Nairobi. Her standout performances earned her the title of tournament MVP, coupled with the prestigious top try scorer accolade.
Nominees for basketball featured City Oilers trio of Fayed Baale, Tony Drileba, and Titus Odeke Lual. Titus Odeke Lual emerged triumphant, steering City Oilers to their consecutive appearance in the African Basketball League. Lual’s noteworthy statistics included four games played, a total of 32 points, averaging 8 points per game, along with an impressive 6 rebounds per game.
The pool category saw Rukiya Nayiga, Ceaser Chandinga, and Azali Lukomwa contend for the award. Ceaser Chandinga secured victory as the Gulu sharpshooter emerged as the National Open champion after a thrilling 9 to 5 victory over Azali Lukomwa.
Muzamir Ssemuddu, Swalik Kisitu, and Farahat Manilola competed in the boxing category, with Muzamir Ssemuddu emerging as the winner. Ssemuddu’s victory came in a highly contested bout against Zebra Ssenyange, solidifying his dominance in the ring.
The football nominees Ronald Ssekiganda, Nelson Senkatuka, and Norman Angufinduru saw Nelson Senkatuka clinch the prestigious award. Senkatuka’s five goals in three games for Bright Stars during December propelled the team to gather seven crucial points, elevating Bright Stars to the 11th spot on the league log with 11 points. Their next challenge awaits against KCCA FC at Lugogo.