Paul Musazi and Ponsiano Lwakataka on the podium Credit: John Batanudde

Fortebet Real Stars Monthly Awards (January 2022)

  • Motorsport: Ponsiano Lwakataka & Paul Musaazi
  • Football: Moses Aliro Okabo (Wakiso Giants Football Club)
  • Rugby: Innocent Gwokto (Heathens Rugby Football Club)

The Rally crew of Ponsiano Lwakataka and Paul Musaazi won the January 2022 Fortebet Real Stars monthly award.

This followed the duo’s triumph in the National Rally Championship (NRC) season opener held in Mbarara after winning 5 of the 8 competitive stages with a Subaru Impereza.

Lwakataka’s award was picked on his behalf by the wife, Rose Lwakataka, co-driver Musaazi and Mafu Mafu Rally fans group leader Enock Mayanja at Route 256 Restaurant in Lugogo on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

L-R: Paul Musaazi, Enock Mayanja (holding the plaque) and Rose Lwakataka (holding microphone) during the ceremony [Credit: David Isabirye]

“We are excited for Lwakataka – Musaazi victory. This is just the beginning as the season has just started. We need more of these performances to win the national title” Rose Lwakataka revealed.

The crews of Fred Busulwa & Joseph Bongole and Aine Sodo came second and third respectively.

The next rally event will be in Jinja between March 11-13.

Ponsiano Lwakataka and Paul Musazi flying the Subaru N12B to finish in Charles Muhangi section in Mbarara city Credit: John Batanudde

Other top performers:

In football, Wakiso Giants’ Moses Aliro Okabo was named as the best, coming ahead of URA’s goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi and Gaddafi midfielder Yunus Sibira.

“I am happy to win this award. This is my first time ever to take this accolade. It motivates me to work even harder” Aliro noted.

L-R: Moses Aliro Okabo, Rose Lwakataka and Innocent Gwokto show off their plaques (Credit: David Isabirye)

Heathens Rugby Football Club’s Innocent Gwokto took the rugby gong ahead of Ivan Magomu and Michael Wokorach.

The Real Stars monthly awards are organized by Real Stars Sports Agency (RASA); sponsored by Fortebet, Jude Colour Solutions and Canaan Bulls.

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

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