Fortebet Real Stars Awards: Kiplangat, Nassanga Among Winners

Best of August
•Athletics – Victor Kiplangat
•Netball – Shadiah Nassanga (She Cranes)
•Football – Yusuf Mukwana (Kyaggwe)
•Boxing – Wasswa Ssali (Bombers)
•Rally – Yassin Nasser/Ali Katumba (Moil Rally team)
•Ludo – Brian Balinya (Ntinda Club)

Victor Kiplangat is among the six winners at the Fortebet Real Stars Sports Awards for the concluded month of August.

Kiplangat was named the best Athlete after winning Marathon Gold at the concluded World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallist crossed the finish line in a time of two hours, 8 minutes and 53 seconds.

He beat Joshua Cheptegei and Stephen Kissa to the for the Athletics gong.

Kiplangat was represented by Uganda Athletics Federation Dominic Otuchet at the ceremony held at Lazio Restaurant in Kampala.

Otuchet said that Kiplangat’s discipline and hard-work helped him achieve Gold in Budapest.

He hailed Real Stars Sports Management and its sponsors Fortebet and Jude Colour Solutions for making the awards possible.

She Cranes Goal Attacker Shadia Nassanga beat Mary Nuba and Margret Baagala to the Netball Player of the Month of August following hee exploits at the Netball World Cup in South Africa.

Miima, as commonly known by friends, scooped three player of the match awards against Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi at the concluded World Cup.

The KCCA star scored a total of 122 goals.

For Boxing, the award went to Wasswa Ssali, ahead of Erinah Namutebi and Ukasha Matovu.

Bombers’ Ssali, a lightweight boxer, won Silver at the Africa Boxing Championships last month.

The award for the best Football player went to Yusuf Mukwana ahead of nominees Fazila Ikwaput (Kampala Queens) and Shakib Mayanja (Mutima, Bika Football).

Mukwana scored Four goals in four games in the month of August, despite his Kyaggwe failing to make the Quarterfinals.

The Moil rally team of Yasin Nasser and Ali Katumba collected a routine win in the MotorSports category, beating Ponsiano Lwakataka & Paul Musaazi and
Jas Mangat & Joseph Kamya.

They won the SMC Masaka Rally to be crowned champions of the 2023 NRC with one round to spare in a time of 1 hour, 27 minutes and 02 seconds after a competitive distance of 134.53km.

Yasin and Katumba went to Burundi and finished second at Burundi International Rally in Bujumbura to set sight on the 2023 ARC.

In Ludo, Brian Balinnya beat
Muhammad Kayaaya and Rose Nsereko for the best player of the concluded month.

Balinya, the assistant captain of Ntinda United Ludo Club, was the first Super League Player since 2019 to win the Individual Ludo Championship.

In the finals he beat Kayaaya Muhammed from Impact Ludo Club.
Kayaaya needed a ONE to kill off the game while Balinnya needed a TWO to finish off the game, luckily enough a two appeared on the dice and Balinya scored his last goal to beat Kayaaya.

Representing Fortebet, Resty Mbatidde Namugema who is the assistant media relations, congratulated all the winners and sent out a special shout out to Shadiah Nassanga who is the only Lady among winners.

“As Fortebet, we shall continue supporting Sports in Uganda as we hope to help these athletes improve their talents,” she briefly commented.



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