Halimah Nakaayi was on Monday unanimously voted as the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) best sports personality for the month of September 2019. This was during USPA’s monthly assembly at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
The middle-distance runner Nakaayi raced into local history books when she became the first Ugandan to win an 800m medal at the World Athletics championship when she beat American duo Raevyn Rogers and Ajee Wilson to claim gold at the 2019 edition held at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha-Qatar last week. Nakaayi’s timing of 1:58.04 earned her $60,000 (about sh220m).
Meanwhile, Uganda U-17 girls football team, Junior Swimmer Kirabo Namutebi, boxer Abdul Ssebute as well as two female golfers Martha Babirye and Peace Kabasweka.
Uganda U17 Girls won the Cosafa U17 Challenge Cup as a guest team on top of producing a top scorer and best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Kirabo won two gold medals at CANA Junior Swimming Championships held in Tunisia, Female Kabasweka won the 2019 Tanzania Ladies Golf Championship, Superfly boxer Ssebute won the East and Central Boxing Africa Super Flyweight boxing belt while Martha Babirye won the 2019 Castle Lite Uganda Ladies Golf Open and UGC Ladies Open.
The USPA quarterly dinner will be held this Wednesday at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.