Best of December
•Football – Abraham Tusubira (Maroons)
•Cricket – Rita Musamali
•Boxing – John Sserunjogi
•Rugby – Jude Juuko (Kampani Eagles)
In a thrilling culmination of exceptional performances across various sports, the Fortebet Real Stars Sports Awards Best of December 2023 winners were announced as outstanding talent in football, cricket, boxing, and rugby was rewarded.
The football category showcased remarkable talent, featuring the likes of Shaban Muhammad from KCCA FC, Abraham Tusubira representing Maroons, and Ivan Bogere from SC Villa.
Ultimately, Tusubira emerged as the winner, displaying phenomenal prowess with five assists and two goals in five games for Maroons.
Tusubira’s contributions were pivotal in Maroons’ three victories and two draws during the month.
Rita Musamali claimed the spotlight in cricket, triumphing over Henry Ssenyondo and Consy Aweko.
The Victoria Pearls all-rounder showcased exceptional form during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Region Qualifier.
Musamali’s stellar performance included accumulating 107 runs from 130 balls, ranking third in the tournament.
Her bowling prowess was equally impressive, clinching six wickets while conceding 66 runs from 101 balls, securing a crucial victory for Uganda in the global T20 World Cup qualifier against Tanzania.
The boxing category witnessed fierce competition between John Sserunjogi, Isaac Masembe, and Jjunju Power.
John Sserunjogi made history by becoming the first Ugandan professional boxer in the last decade to secure the WBA Africa away from home.
His remarkable victory came against Guinea’s Ibo Maier in an intense bout in West Africa, solidifying his status as a big star in the boxing realm.
Jude Jjuuko emerged victorious in the rugby category, competing against Alhaji Manano and Pius Mpoza.
Jjuuko’s stellar performance guided Kampani Eagles, a newly league-promoted club, to their inaugural Rugby Uganda Cup quarterfinal.
Displaying exceptional skill and leadership, Jjuuko led his team to three wins out of four games in December, ultimately topping group B with 15 points, narrowly edging out the Pirates.
The monthly awards held at Lazio restaurant in Kampala, are sponsored by Fortebet and Jude Colour Solutions.