Fide Master Harold Wanyama was named Kireka’s Most Valuable Player of the season at the club’s victory party over the weekend at Gloria’s Garden, Namugongo.
Wanyama, who left Kireka to reunite with Dmark a few weeks ago, was lined-up against International Master Arthur Ssegwanyi and FM Haruna Nsubuga, and the 35-year-old scooped the award for the second time running.
The Olympian ended the season with 100% record after he won all his ten games to help Kireka retain the National Chess League title, and secure himself a gold medal on board one for the ninth time in ten years.
In other categories, Rajab Kamoga who many believe should have competed under the MVP category as well won Kireka B Best Player. Kamoga garnered 9.5 points in the league and was a silver medalist on board one.
Woman Fide Master Gorreti Angolikin was named the club’s best female player ahead of Kireka B’s Shakira Ampaire and Peninnah Nakabo. Angolikin recorded 8.5 points in the league as she helped her side win their second successive title, and win bronze on board five.
And for the second time, Simon Gonza was named the side’s Most Consistent Player. Gonza who plays board three for Kireka has not lost a league game in over two years. He came second with 10 points on his board at the end of season, and secured a silver medal.
In the final category, Nsubuga won the Best Homegrown Talent award. The FM ended the season with a bronze medal after he collected 9.5 points in the league.