Fortebet Real Stars Monthly Sports Awards:
June 2022 Winners:
- Football: Fazila Ikwaput
- Cricket: Simon Ssesazi
- Golf: Michael Alunga
- Basketball: Slyvia Nantongo
- Athletics: Rachael Zena Chebet
The Fortebet Real Stars monthly awards crowning ceremony for June 2022 was held Route 256 Restaurant in Lugogo on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
Five sports personalities were recognized with plaques and cash.
Uganda Crested Cranes and Masindi based Lady Doves forward Fazila Ikwaput won the football accolade.
Others were; Rachael Zena Chebet (Athletics), Simon Ssesaazi (Cricket), Michael Alunga (Golf) and Slyvia Nantongo (Basketball).
Fazila Ikwaput scored six goals as Uganda won the 2022 CECAFA women’s championship on home turf at the FUFA Technical center, Njeru in Buikwe District.
She was also named as the most valuable player (MVP) of the tournament.
To win this plaque that comes with cash, Ikwaput beat Crested Cranes teammates Hasifah Nassuna and Sandra Nabweteme.
The trio is all with the Uganda Crested Cranes team in Morocco for the Women Africa Cup of Nations where Uganda lost their opener 2-0 to West Africans, Senegal.
Ikwaput’s award was picked by Isaac Mukasa, the Executive Director of Real Stars Sports Agency.
Simon Ssesazi won the Cricket gong over Kevin Awino and Ronak Patel.
Ssesazi was Uganda’s top batsman in the second round of the Challenge League B with 202 runs in five innings.
“I am very happy for this accolade. I feel appreciated and motivated by this plaque to even perform better and better. I thank the organizers (Real Stars Sports Agency) and all the sponsors. I call for more sponsors to join” a delighted Ssesaazi noted.
Athlete Rachael Zena Chebet came top in the June awards ahead of Jacent Nyamahunge and Ronald Musagala.
She was appreciated for winning a silver medal in the 10,000m at the Africa Seniors championship in Mauritius.
Sylvia Nantongo was outstanding as Uganda qualified the 2022 Africa Youth Basketball championship hosted at the MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala.
The St Mary’s Secondary School student came top over Mariam Namukwaya and Brenda Ekone, both teammates at the national team.
Nantongo expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the award.
“I thank Dr Lawrence Mulindwa for the bursary he gave me at St Mary’s SS, Kitende. This gave me the platform to showcase my talent. I also thank all my teammates and coaches for the collective effort, not forgetting the sponsors of such awards” she revealed.
Michael Alunga was the best in golf during June 2022.
The young amateur golfer beat Kenyans to the KGU chairman’s prize tournament top cash prize at Sigona Golf club.
He was also third at the Zambia Open and second during the Coronation and Bendor Trophy tournament in Nakuru.
He overcame Godfrey Nsubuga as well as the pairing of Joram Tumwine and Julius Borore.
Nsubuga won the 2022 Mbale Golf Open as the pair of Tumwine and Borore qualified to the finals of the Singleton match play golf challenge in Entebbe.
Tumwine and Borore will face the pair of Patrick Ndase and Philemon Akatuhurira during the grand finale at the par 71 Entebbe club course this Saturday, 9th July 2022.
Other officials in attendance were; Dominic Otuchet (Uganda Athletics Federation president), Alex Muhangi (Brand Ambassador, Fortebet), Zimbe (Jude Colour Solutions official) and Edgar Musayimuto (Marketing and promotions at Fortbet).
The Fortebet Real Stars Awards are sponsored by betting firm Fortbet, Jude Colour Solutions and Canan Bulls Limited.