Okenyi, Naiga Land Real Star Sports Best of March Gongs

Real Stars Awards | Best of March 2022

Rugby: Nobert Okenyi (Heathens)
Pool: Lukia Nayiga
Motorsport: Ponsiano Lwakataka & Paul Musaazi
Athletics: Halima Nakaayi
Volleyball: Moreen Mwamula (Ndejje Elites)
Football: Elvis Ngonde (Busoga United)

Heathens Rugby Club’s Norbert Okenyi and Ntinda Giants Club star Nayiga Lukia were among the six outstanding sports personalities awarded for their excellence in the previous month of March.

The athletes were on Tuesday April 5th 2022 crowned as the best for the month of March during the Fortebet Real Stars Sports awards held at Route 256 restaurant in Lugogo, Kampala.

Okenyi won the rugby accolade for his individual brilliance in a season Heathens is set to clinch the title following a great performance. He beat competition from teammate Aaron Ofoyroth and Alex Atulinda of Pirates Rugby Club.

“It really feels good for your work to be appreciated and I really thank all the sponsors on board for making sure that there’s an opportunity to award the hard work of players an extra award from just winning games to making sure they appreciate you for putting in the effort every month,” Okenyi expressed his delight after being crowned.

He added, “Personally, I believe currently, we are champions, we are three games to Hippos, Buffalos and KOBS. I believe dominating the two games is enough for us to be champions already. Last year was a tight one since it was a one round tournament; we had a few errors which we couldn’t correct but I believe this year we came in better, we prepared much earlier and made sure we had every individual player ready to give in their best in each and every game.”

Heathens Rugby Club’s Norbert Okenyi poses with his accolade.

In Pool, Ntinda Giants Club and Uganda Pool Cranes female player Lukia Nayiga was voted for her heroics at the 2022 All Africa Pool Championship held in Lusaka, Zambia.

At the continental event, she won gold in the female individual category having beat her biological sister Rashida Mutesi in the finals.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Naiga thanked the organizers of the awards “for recognizing us, sportswomen. It motivates us and I also thank Pool Association of Uganda (PAU), National Council of Sports, our coach and teammates for the brave show in Zambia.”

She edged her biological sister Rashid Mutesi and another pool Cranes star, Ibrahim Kayanja to the month of March 2022 Real Stars pool award.

In motorsport, Team Mafu Mafu rally crew of Ponsiano Lwakataka and Paul Musaazi won the category after their triumph during the EMC Kaliro Sugar rally in Eastern Uganda. It was the third event in the NRC calendar.

In athletics, middle distance runner Halima Nakaayi was crowned with the accolade after her bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia.

She crossed the tape at a time of 2:00.66 finishing behind Wilson (1:59.09) and Freweyni Hailu (2:00.54) from Ethiopia. Nakaayi edged Andrew Kwemoi and Joshua Cheptegei who were other nominees.

Busoga United’s Elvis Ngonde won the best footballer’s award ahead of Onduparaka’s Mansoor Agu Safi and URA’s Paul Patrick Mbowa while Ndejje Elites’ female volleyball player Maureen Mwamula beat the Nemostars’ duo of George Aporu and Jonathan Tumukunde to the gong.

The awards were presided over by Real Stars Sports Agency director Isaac Mukasa and Fortebet’s brand ambassador Alex Muhangi.


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