Yasin Nasser and Ali Katumba smile after a rally event Credit: Innocent Mutaawe


Yasin Nasser and Ali Katumba beat off stiff competition from Ronald Ssebuguzi and Mugambwa as well as Duncan “Kikankane”m Mubiru and Bongole.

Fortebet Real Stars Month of February 2023 winners:

  • Motorsport: Yasin Nasser & Ali Katumba crew
  • Football: Rogers Mugisha (UPDF & Uganda Hippos)
  • Basketball: Jannon Jaye Otto
  • Rugby: Pius Ogena
  • Athletics: Jacob Kiplimo
  • Badminton: Mohammed Fadilah Shamika

In February 2023, the passionate rally fanatics from across the divide thronged Mbarara city, dubbed the land of milk for the first round of the National Rally Championships (NRC).

The crew of Yasin Nasser and Ali Katumba smiled to the podium as winners in the competition tagged as the Mbarara Festival Rally.

Racing in their brand new Ford Fiesta R5, the crew emerged winners with a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.

For this feat, the duo was recognized with a special plaque and cash prize in the Fortebet Real Stars monthly awards held at the Jude Colour solutions head offices in the heart of Kampala city.

Yasin Naser and Ali Katumba cruizing Credit: Innocent Mutaawe

They beat off stiff competition from Ronald Ssebuguzi and Mugambwa as well as Duncan “Kikankane” Mubiru and Bongole.

Navigator Katumba received the award as Yasin is away for a business trip in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

“It is humbling to be rewarded. I thank the organizers of these awards and all the sponsors. About our achievement in Mbarara, it was well deserved in our new machine. Being a season opener, we needed this victory to open the way for the rest of the events coming up.” Katumba remarked.

Ali Katumba smiles with the award

Other winners:


Uganda Hippos and UPDF creative midfielder Rogers Mugisha took the football gong.

Fresh from Egypt at the AFCON U-20 finals, Mugisha beat off Royal Giants’ teenager Patrick Katumba and KCCA goalkeeper Derrick Ochan.


In Basketball, Jannon Jaye Otto beat off stiff competition from fellow national team players Maria Najjuma and Brenda Ekone.

The trio were part of team Uganda that featured in the Africa zone V qualifiers at the MTN Indoor Arena that qualified to the continental championships in Kigali, Rwanda.

Otto was singled out for the exceptional individual and team performances. She was Uganda’s top scorer with 87 points, second to Egyptian Raneem Elgedawy.


KOBS Rugby club star player Pius Ogena won the award ahead of Heathens’ Aaron Oforywoth and Karim Ramathan.

Ogena staged a man of the match performance against the Buffaloes.

The 8th man shouldered off the opposition to carry the ball forward for the much needed tries.

Pius Ogena shows off his award


Winner of the 2023 World Cross Country in Australia, Jacob Kiplimo excelled in athletics.

Kiplimo overcame Dorren Chesang and Joshua Cheptegei.


Teenage Badminton starlet Mohammed Fadilah Shamika took the Badminton award ahead of Husinah Kobugabe and Brian Kasirye.

Shamika picked the award accompanied by his father.

Fadilah Muhammed Shamika shows off the award
Isaac Mukasa (middle), the Executive Director of Real Stars Sports Agency

Real Stars Sports Agency executive director Isaac Mukasa graced the crowning moment accompanied by officials from Jude Colour Solutions and Fortebet.

Rest Mbatidde Namugema represented Fortebet.

We are glad that we held the Fortebet Real Stars monthly awards for the month of February 2023. This is the second time that we are having the awards this year. I congratulate all the winners. Special thanks to all our sponsors and partners including the media.

Isaac Mukasa, Executive Director – Real Stars Sports Agency

The exceling crop for March 2023 will be rewarded in the first week of April 2023.

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

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