The Rugby Cranes wait of six years to win the Elgon Cup couldn’t go unnoticed by the Uganda Sports Press Association as they voted Yayiro Kasasa’s men sports personality of the month of April. The Cranes collected 710 votes to beat boxer Joseph Lubega who only managed 575. Uganda beat Kenya 19-17 over the two legs to claim the Elgon Cup only for the second time in the country’s history.

After winning 19-5 in Kampala through tries by Romano Ogwal and Justin Kimono and Anthony Kinene’s three penalties. Then losing the return let 12-0, but difference was in the points collected back home. Runner-up, Lubega ‘Joey Vegas’, won the Africa Boxing Union (ABU) light/heavyweight title at the expense of Egyptian Hany Atiyoin in Cairo, Egypt.

National U20 side, the Hippos, were recognized for advancing to the next stage of the Africa Youth Championship qualifiers after demolishing Mozambique 5-1 on aggregate. National Insurance Corporation for wining a record, thirteen East African netball championship in Makerere. Biker Maxine Van Pee for his impressive performance in the new Motocross season also got a mention. USPA did vote Rugby Cranes to the same award back in September, 2007 following their Africa Cup triumph in Madagascar that month.

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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