By Ritah Tugumisirize
Jacob Kiplimo, the national netball team, the She cranes and the university netball team have been awarded by the Uganda Sports Press Association, USPA, as the best performers for the last three months.
This was during the quartely dinner held on 10th October at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala
17 year old Jacob Kiplimo, who was represented at the awards gala by his manager was awarded for the exploits that saw him win silver in the 10.000m at the 2018 IAAF world U20 champions in Tampere Finland, behind Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto.
The national netball team, She Cranes represented by towering goal shooter Mary Nuba and some of her teammates were voted August’s best, having defended the African championship title in Zambia and qualified for next year’s world cup in England. Lilian Ajio, the she cranes assistant captain attributes the award to the teams hardwork.
“Am so glad that we won this award, Its because of my teams winning spirit and hard work that won us this award. We shall continue to work hard especially in the Netball world cup in liverpool to win more awards” says Lilian Ajio.
The University netball team that won the world university netball championship Makerere last month following a tight victory over South Africa in the final was voted the best for September. Team Uganda captain Irene Eyaru was over the moon and hopes her team continues to win these awards.
“Am so excited about this award, my team is happy. We shall continue to work hard so we can win these awards. They motivate us to work more harder.” Irene Eyaru told the press.
Each of the winners left motivated as they smiled away 500.000 Uganda shillings richer.
The quarterly awards come at a time when the Uganda Sports Press Association is prepared to go to the poles to elect a new leadership next month