USPA Sports Personality for September 2015:

  • Winner: Ivan Byekwaso (685 Votes)
  • Runners Up: Edwin Ekiring (465 Votes)

Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) members are set to crown prized Ugandan body builder, Ivan Byekwaso as the USPA best sports personality for the month of September 2015.

This will be at a dinner to be held on Thursday evening at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

The Sports body’s general secretary, Patrick Kanyomozi confirmed the development;

We shall crown Mr. Ivan Byekwaso as the Nile Special monthly sports personality for the month of September on Thursday, 8th October 2015 at a dinner to take place at Imperial Royale Hotel starting by 7 p.m

The sports journalists voted the body builder, who has just won the title of ‘Mr Universe’ in Texas, United States of America.

He tallied 685 votes to badminton ace, Edwin Ekiring’s 465 votes.

During the body’s monthly meeting held at Imperial Royale Hotel (Kampala), Scarlet Hall on Monday, 5th October 2015, the members through a motion  forwarded by Leone Ssenyange and backed by Aisha Nakato, voted for Byekwaso.

Byekwaso, 37, won the 67th edition of the global event held at the Zach Topfer theatre in South Lamar, Austin Texas State, United States of America.

He beat several world competitors in the 178cm men natural body building and fitness event.

Ssingo ssaza and Mbogo were hailed for their championship credentials in the Buganda Masaza and Clan tournaments respectively.

Boxer, Kennedy Katende won the nod of the sports writers, TV and radio presenters for winning Uganda a bronze medal in the heavy weight category at the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.

Karate player, Isa Ofubo, too was commended after overcoming Joshua Onyango in a title fight held in Mbale on September 14th 2015.

USPA president, Sabiti Muwanga used the platform to send a message to the Uganda body building federation;

I am happy for Ivan Byekwaso. As an individual, he has excelled but i urge the federation to build structures for the game to produce more Byekwaso’s. Last year, as we voted for the best sports personality of the year per discipline, we omitted body building because the federation was not in the right order. I believe they can inspire more youngsters

USPA hosts monthly conventions to deliberate on several sporting issues as well as recognize the efforts of the various sportsmen in the previous month.

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

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