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Boxer Shadir Musa named star of the month

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 16th March 2020 04:15 PM

Shadir Musa is the only Ugandan boxer to qualify for Olympics.

Boxer Shadir Musa named star of the month

Boxer Musa receives his accolade from NCS boss Rukare. PHOTOS: Charles Lwanga

Shadir Musa is the only Ugandan boxer to qualify for Olympics.

Boxer Shadir Musa has hailed the organisers of Fortebet Real Stars monthly awards for recognising his efforts.

Shadir Musa who recently qualified for Olympics was speaking today in Kampala after being named the best boxer ahead of teammates Emilly Nakalema and David Ssemujju.

"Winning this award shows that people value my efforts. This will push me to continue working hard. As the captain of the bombers, I had to do everything to lead by example. I will continue to give my best so that I make my country proud," Musa said.

The function was graced by the newly appointed chairman of National Council of Sports Dr. Donald Rukare, who was the chief guest, Hadija Namanda (Uganda Volleyball Federation), Isaac Mukasa (proprietor of the awards), Ruben Mubiru (president Kyetume) and Assistant Pro Jude Color Solutions, Shibejjah Bekamazza among others.

Kirabo Namutebi receives her award from a Fortebet official

The awards that are aimed at rewarding excellence among different sportsmen and women saw different athletes in swimming, rugby, football, and athletics also rewarded.

Veteran striker Robert Ssentongo who scored seven goals in both the league and Uganda Cup and created four assists was named the best footballer for last month. He beat Brian Aheebwa from Mbarara City and Busoga United's David Bagoole to the accolade.

Jackson Mayanja of Kyetume won the award for the best coach, beating Abbey Kikomeko of Busoga United and Mbarara City's Brian Ssenyondo.

Kirabo Namutebi was the best swimmer after winning five medals in the CANA ZONE IV championship held in Botswana. She beat fellow swimmers Avis Meya and Alexis Kituuka.

Joshua Cheptegei was named the best athletics ahead of Juliet Checkwel and Hosea Kiplagat.

Aaron Ofoyroth from Heathens Rugby Club was the best rugby player after he helped Uganda finish 7th in the rugby sevens held in Chile and Uruguay and he beat Daudi Ssemwami and fellow Heathens teammate Joseph Oyet on this award.

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