Phiona Nabbumba celebrates a goal during the CAF Champions League women qualifiers for She Corporate (Credit: Ismail Mulangwa) Credit: Ismail Mulangwa


She Corporate midfielder Phiona Nabbumba scored six goals and assisted five times during the CAF Champions League women qualifiers in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

Fortebet Real Stars Awards (August 2022):

  • Football: Phiona Nabbumba
  • Athletics: Jacob Kiplimo
  • Basketball: Brenda Ekone (JKL Lady Dolphins)
  • Motor-rally: Duncan Mubiru Kikankane & Musa Nsubuga
  • Swimming: Husnah Kukundakwe

Free scoring midfielder Phiona Nabbumba has set her targets and ambitions higher after being recognized as the Fortebet Real Stars’ best footballer for the month of August 2022.

Nabbumba, a She Corporate women football club attacking midfielder claimed the accolade that also comes with cash after scoring six goals and assisting five times as the Ugandan club engaged in the CAF Champions league games in Dar es salaa city, Tanzania.

Phiona Nabbumba happily poses with her award at Route 256 Restaurant in Kampala

“I am honored to win this award. I thank my teammates, coaches and fans for the support. This award further motivates me to work harder, score and assist like I am used to do” Nabbumba remarked as she picked her branded accolade at Route 256 Restaurant in Lugogo.

She Corporate played second fiddle to champions Simba Queens and narrowly missed the slot to the treasured Africa Women Champions League.

L-R: Husnah Kukundakwe (Para-swimmer), Phiona Nabbumba (Female footballer) and Brenda Ekone (Female Basketballer)

Nabbumba beat off competition from dread-locked forward Daniel Muzeyi Sserunkuma and exciting teenager Travis Mutyaba.

Sserunkuma was scorer of a hat-trick in the Bika Bya Baganda semi-final duel for his Ndiga clan against Ffumbe as the former qualified for the final.

Mutyaba netted Uganda Cranes’ lone strike against Tanzania Taifa Stars in the opening leg of the CHAN 2023 qualifier at the National Stadium, Dar es salaam.

Other top performers:

Double commonwealth medalist Jacob Kiplimo (Athletics), JKL Lady Dolphins player Brenda Ekone was recognized in Basketball, the crew of Duncan Mubiru Kikankane & Musa Nsubuga in motorsport and para-swimmer Husnah Kukundakwe was the outstanding swimmer in the month.

Brenda Ekone receives her envelope and award from Fortebet’s Edgar Musanyimuto

Ekone was picked ahead of Ninette Uwineza and Isiah Mabeny.

Kukundakwe scooped as many as 6 medals; 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze during the World Islamic Games in Konya, Turkey.

She easily beat off the sibling swimmers Kirabo Namutebi and Tendo Mukalazi.

Husnah Kukundakwe (left) gets her award from Fortebet official Edgar Lulangwa at Route 256 Restaurant, Lugogo

The rally crew of Duncan Mubiru Kikankane & Musa Nsubuga won the Masaka Rally and were picked as winners ahead of Mukula and Kiyingi as well as Ronald Ssebuguzi and Mugambwa.

Duncan Mubiru Kikankane in action Credit: Africa Rally Archives
Jacob Kiplimo celebrates

Long distance athlete Jacob Kiplimo, winner of two medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham beat off Abel Chebet and Peruth Chemutai.

Fortebet is the headline sponsors of these awards, accompanied by Jude Colour Solutions, Canaan Soda, organized by Real Stars Sports Agency.

Real Stars Sports Agency Executive Director Isaac Mukasa (with microphone)

These awards have been in existence since 2018 and are held on a monthly basis.

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

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