Deo Akope putts during a golf championship. He is among the nominees for the Fortebet Real Stars Awards for October 2021 Credit: Nairobi News

Fortebet Real Stars Monthly Awards 2021:

October 2021 Nominees:

  • Football: Fauzia Najjemba (Uganda Crested Cranes & U-20 women), Charles Lukwago (St George – Ethiopia & Uganda Cranes), Fahad Bayo (FC Ashdod & Uganda Cranes)
  • Tennis: Hilder Afwoyoroth, Latif Sendyowa, Ambrose Byaruhanga
  • Cricket: Dineshi Nakrani, Cyrus Kakuru, Pascal Murungi
  • Golf: Deo Akope, Irene Nakalembe, Peace Kabasweka
  • Rugby: Ian Munyani (Kobs), Kevin Balagadde (Pirates), Joseph Aredo (Kobs)

There will be five different winners to take home plaques and cash when the October 2021 Reals Sports Monthly Awards return on Tuesday, 2nd November at Route 256 Restaurant in Lugogo.

Outstanding sports personalities in football, tennis, cricket, golf, and rugby will be crowned.

In Football, two Uganda Cranes players; forward Fahad Bayo and goalkeeper Charles Lukwago are joined the female football ace Fauzia Najjemba, a forward with the Uganda Crested Cranes and U-20 women national football teams.

Fauzia Najjemba celebrates a goal, for Uganda Crested Cranes’ second over Ethiopia at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende Credit: John Batanudde

Goalkeeper Lukwago, now at Ethiopian club St George kept a clean sheet in the back-to-back Uganda Cranes engagement against Rwanda during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago Credit: AMINAH BABIRYE / Kawowo Sports

Striker Bayo of FC Ashdod makes the list for his two goals against Rwanda in the doubleheader.

Najjemba has been firing on all cylinder sides both for the Uganda Crested Cranes and U-20 women national teams.

Aziz Fahad Bayo celebrates the lone strike against Rwanda at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende Credit: John Batanudde

Tennis:

The trio of Hilder Afwoyoroth, Latif Sendyowa, and Ambrose Byaruhanga were nominated in tennis.

Cricket:

Three Cricketers Dineshi Nakrani, Cyrus Kakuru, and Pascal Murungi are on the final short list from whom one will be crowned on Tuesday.

Cyrus Kakuru

Golf:

Legendary professional golfer Deo Akope is on the three-man final golf short-list alongside two ladies Irene Nakalembe and Peace Kabasweka.

Deo Akope shows his prize after winning the fourth leg of the 2021-2022 Safari Tour at Nyali Golf and country club

Akope became the first Ugandan professional to win a Safari Tour circuit when he swung to victory at the 2021 Nyali Golf series to pocket Shs 13,000,000, a lion’s share of the prize money on the menu.

Irene Nakalembe championed the 2021 Dar es salaam Open while Peace Kabasweka was runners-up.

Irene Nakalembe watches her ball in flight
Peace Kabasweka

Rugby:

The Betway Kobs duo of Ian Munyani and Joseph Aredo are on the rugby final short-list that also has Pirates’ Kevin Balagadde.

Munyani and Aredo were inspirational in Betway Kobs’ success at the Guinness national series held at Legends (Kampala), Gulu, and Soroti during the month.

Ian Munyani smiles with cash after Betway Kobs’ victory in Gulu city, Northern Uganda
Joseph Aredo of Betway KOBS (Credit: David Isabirye)
Kelvin Balagadde of Stanbic Pirates

These awards are organized by Real Stars Sports Awards and have been held since 2019.

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

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