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Kiwanuka bags USPA monthly accolade

By Yekoyada Saaka

Added 3rd December 2019 10:11 PM

Kiwanuka garnered 290 points, 20 more than Kobs from the sports scribes during their monthly meeting...

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Kiwanuka connects a right to Dube's head during the WBF Heavyweight title fight at IUEA auditorium. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Kiwanuka garnered 290 points, 20 more than Kobs from the sports scribes during their monthly meeting...

The Uganda Sports Press Association has named WBF Africa Heavy Weight Champion Shafik Kiwanuka the winner of the Nile Special USPA sports personality of the month of November award.

The sensational 'killing Machine' beat the Kobs Rugby club to scoop the award.

Kiwanuka garnered 290 points, 20 more than Kobs from the sports scribes during their monthly meeting that convened at Imperial Royale Hotel on Monday.

Members voted Kiwanuka following his Friday heroics when he outwitted Zimbabwe’s Heavy Weight Champion Thamsanq Dube at the International University of East Africa after a unanimous 2-1 point’s decision by the jury to become the new WBF Africa Heavy Weight Champion.

Kobs Rugby club also had a fruitful month of November where they won the Uganda Cup beating Heathens Rugby club 15-14 two weeks ago in Bweyogerere.

Some members wanted Joshua Cheptegei who stormed the Spanish City of Valencia winning the world 10 Km road where he made 26 minutes and 38 seconds, thus breaking the record set by Kenya's Leonard Komon in 2010, voted for the November award.

However USPA president, Patrick Kanyomozi explained why Cheptegei missed out on the award.

"Cheptegei broke a record in Valencia on Sunday which was December 1st thus he doesn't qualify for the November nominations and the ward too," Kanyomozi explained.

He went on to congratulate Kiwanuka for winning his first ever USPA sports personality of the month award.

"I congratulate Kiwanuka for his big achievement winning the WBF Africa Heavy Weight title, and his first USPA sports personality of the month award," he added.

USPA members also joined fellow member Deborah Nanyonjo in celebrating her birthday as well as congratulating her upon completing her studies at the Law Development Centre where she graduated as an advocate of the high court.

 

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