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Nakaayi voted USPA's best for September

By Shafik Ssenoga, Yekoyada Saaka

Added 14th October 2019 04:56 PM

She recorded her personal best of 1:58.04 in the women’s final on her way to winning gold in Doha

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Halimah Nakaayi won gold in the 800m final. AFP Photo

She recorded her personal best of 1:58.04 in the women’s final on her way to winning gold in Doha

Halimah Nakaayi has been voted the Uganda Sports Press Associations (USPA) sports personality of the month of September after winning gold in the women’s 800 meters at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Nakaayi who recorded her personal best of 1:58.04 in the women’s final was voted by unanimous decision by all members in a general meeting convened on Monday at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

Other nominees included swimmer Kirabo Namutebi who won two gold medals in the Africa Junior Championships in Tunisia, Uganda’s team that won the inaugural COSAFA U17 Women Championship in Mauritius and female golfer Peace Kabasweka who won the Tanzania Ladies Open.

USPA president Patrick Kanyomozi hailed Nakaayi for winning the award, saying this will inspire her to win more gold medals for Uganda.

During the meeting, USPA members discussed ways of reviving their SACCO by attracting new members and encouraging existing ones to continue saving so as to make it grow.

Former president Sabiiti Muwanga expressed his disappointment with some members who behave in an unpleasant manner while in the field; something he believes taints the image of the association.

“It is a word of caution for us all. Let us behave in a manner that portrays a good image of our association because whatever you do or say will be attributed to the association. Therefore let us be mindful of that,” Muwanga warned.

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