The Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) has on Monday voted Badminton ace, Edwin Ekiring as the best sports personality for the month of November.

     USPA looks at rewarding and recognizing the efforts of all excelling sportsmen

Sabiiti Muwanga, who was presiding over his first assembly as USPA president since being voted into office on November 22nd 2014.

The Badminton player, based in Europe tallied 485 votes, beating Maxim Van Pee with 455, VCC (440) and Golfer, Flavia Namakula (410).

Ekiring won the Zambian International Open where he managed as the best player beating several top European seeded players.

Nomination Procedure:

Kawowo Sports’ news editor, Phillip Corry nominated golfer, Sergent Flavia Namakula as Vision Group’s Thomas Muruka seconded the motion.

Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) was nominated by Nation Media Group’s Clive Kyazze as Aisha Nakato seconded the motion.

Maxim Van Pee was nominated by Aisha Nassanga as Radio Sapentia’s Robert Wasswa seconded.

Badminton ace, Edwin Ekiring, who won the Zambian International Open was nominated by Vision Group’s Norman Katende as fellow workmate, Johnson Were and Radio Simba’s Walusimbi Wooto successfully passed the second – mate motion.

Family radio Sports presenter, Jimmy Aporu passed the closure of as Mahadi Ssali and Capital F.M’s Brian Tuka seconded.


Other excelling sports personalities during the month of November included Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) for winning the men’s league, Caroline Migadde and Alex Chesakit.

Ekiring will be crowned on Thursday, 11th December 2014 at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

Meanwhile Muwanga has named Ritah Aliguma as his Vice President with a cross section of other personalities named on various committees.

Johnson Were heads the membership committee, Vianne Nsiimbe is the Assistant Organizing secretary, Michael Nsubuga the assistant Treasurer and WBS’s James Mayanja heading the disciplinary committee.

Katongole Kiwanuka’s post as Assistant General Secretary and Robert Madoi’s position to head the education committee awaits approval for several pending issues.

     We shall quickly consult USPA’s legal head on the matter

Muwanga clarified.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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