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USPA gala postponed to July due to COVID-19

By Silvano Kibuuka

Added 8th April 2020 12:03 PM

The Nile Special/USPA Gala is where the sports journalists under Uganda Sports Press Association award the best sports personalities of the previous year.

USPA gala postponed to July due to COVID-19

Halimah Nakaayi won gold in the 800m final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha. She has been nominated for sports person of the year 2019. AFP PHOTO

The Nile Special/USPA Gala is where the sports journalists under Uganda Sports Press Association award the best sports personalities of the previous year.

The annual Nile Special/USPA Gala has been rescheduled from May to July due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the change, the gala is likely to be held alongside USPA's 50-year  celebrations that had been scheduled for August.

The Nile Special/USPA Gala is where the sports journalists under Uganda Sports Press Association award the best sports personalities of the previous year.

USPA president Patrick Kanyomozi said that holding the merged function will still depend on government guidelines regarding public gatherings. 

"We appeal to sportsmen and women to bear with the situation. I assure you that the functions shall be held as the situation allows. But as USPA we advise all sportsmen and women to be alert and abide by the government guidelines," Kanyomozi noted.

He said that while most of the individual winners for each discipline were announced, the battle was still on for the overall sports personality of the year.

Contenders are runners Joshua Cheptegei and Halima Nakaayi with netball player Mary Nuba

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