Golf junior team pose with the USPA award they won in April. This was at the Nile Special - USPA award event at Imperial Royale Hotel Sept 13 2023. From teh left is team manager Sam Kachungira, Ibrahim Semakula, Regan Akena and Juma Abiti. (Photo: Silvano Kibuuka)

By Silvano Kibuuka

Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, recognised sports personalities in the belated Nile Special – USPA Awards ceremony held at Imperial Royale Hotel on Wednesday.

USPA president Lubega Moses Al Sayed attributed the delay in the awards to logistics.

USPA president Al Sayed Moses Lubega (second fight) handing over the accolade to Pirates captain Ivan Magomu at Imperial Royale Hotel Sept 13 2023. (Photo: Silvano Kibuuka)

The awards combined the winners from November 2022 to August 2023 and the function was presided over by Ndifuna Zaujja, the director of Mbogo Schools who lauded USPA for being pioneers and good partners in developing athletes in the country by awarding them for prosperity.

Ludo players jubilate with the Nile Special – USPA award they won in November 2022 after winning the World Cup. The awards were at the Imperial Royale Hotel on September 13, 2023. (Photo: Silvano Kibuuka)

She said that schools are now open to full scholarships for sportsmen and women.

“This gives a level of inspiration to young children and parents. We also thank USPA for promoting gender equality.

The under 18 years players who won USPA monthly awards. From the left is Eric Ofoyuru (badminton), JSarrah Babirye (football) Joseph Sebatindira (table tennis), Lorna Anyait (rugby) and Juma Abiti (golf). This was at the USPA awards at Imperial Royale Hotel Sept 13 2023.(Photo: Silvano Kibuuka)

Uganda Junior Golf team for the April Award, the Stanbic Black Pirates rugby team, and the Ludo team for the month of November 2022.

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