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Rwenzori-USPA winners to set awards gala in motion

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 21st April 2016 03:59 PM

Junior winners will be crowned with the Rwenzori-USPA sportsman of their respective sports disciplines.

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Youngster Tracy Naluwooza in action during the Picfare Schools Badminton Tournament at the MTN Arena on June 19 2015. (Credit: Michael Nsubuga)

Junior winners will be crowned with the Rwenzori-USPA sportsman of their respective sports disciplines.

Rwenzori-USPA Award winners

Badminton:  Tracy Naluwooza

Cycling: Hassan Ssekanga

Hockey: Winnie Araro

Swimming: Rebecca Ssengonzi & Joshua Ekirikubinza
 
As golfer Ronald Otile, bodybuilder Ivan Byekwaso and netballer Rachael Nanyonga ready themselves for one of them to be crowned the Nile Special-USPA sportsman of the year 2015 at Serena Hotel on April 29, the sporting fraternity and the general public is also itching for that most sought-after invite to make it to the event.

Close to 400 guests are expected at the annual prestigious gala where over 40 outstanding athletes from different sports disciplines are crowned alongside the best teams, best organized sports events and best performing associations.

But first in line are the junior winners who are going to be crowned with the Rwenzori-USPA sportsman of their respective sports disciplines on Tuesday, April 26.

Rebecca Ssengozi is one of the junior winners to be crowned. (Credit: Michael Nsubuga)


Badminton player of the year Tracy Naluwooza is the youngest of the lot.

The ten-year-old P.6 Mbuya Parents Primary School pupil was part of the team that won bronze at the All Africa U-15 championship in Egypt on top of her winning the annual Taibah Schools Badminton Tournament championship.

The rest are Hassan Ssenkanga who excelled in cycling and Winnie Araro who was the best ladies pick in Hockey.

Swimmer Rebecca Ssengonzi who won silver and bronze at the African Junior Swimming Championships in Cairo in October will also be crowned alongside another swimmer Joshua Ekirikubinza.

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