Fahad Bayo continued his scoring form as Vipers SC beat struggling Wakiso Giants 1-0 in the StarTimes Uganda premier league at the St Mary’s stadium, Kitende on Tuesday. Bayo scored in the 31st minute after beautifully chest-controlling Bobosi Byaruhanga long pass from the center to beat advancing goalkeeper Yasin Mugabi.
Despite missing a couple of chances, Bayo was still the match winner for the three-time champions who are the only unbeaten side this season.
This was Bayo’s 8th goal of the season as the leading league scorer -with seven of those coming at Kitende as the Venoms enjoy the summit with 30 points from 12 games while Wakiso Giants are 11th with 13 points.
The striker came into the Tuesday fixture much motivated after being the voted the best footballer for October in the Real Stars sports awards organized by Real Stars sports agency.
Bayo scored four goals and registered an assist for Vipers SC during the month to beat Robert Mukongotya (BUL FC) and Bulemezi skipper Ronald Ssekiganda, who captained his side to this year’s Aritel-Masaza Cup title with victory over Busiro in the final. Ssekiganda was also voted the tournament Most valuable player (MVP). “I want to thank the organisers and those that voted for me. The award will inspire me to work harder for more. I thank my team-mates because we work as a team,” noted Bayo after receiving the award, moments before his side faced the Purple Sharks. Bayo’s only goal on road came against Kyetume as Vipers won 2-1 at Namboole stadium.
In the same way, Police FC head coach and Uganda Cranes assistant coach Abdullah Mubiru was voted best coach, beating Vipers SC Edward Golola and Bulemezi coach, also an assistant at Bright Stars Simon Peter Mugerwa. Mubiru guided Uganda to 5th African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals due next year in Cameroon after defeating Burundi 6-1 on aggregate.
The 6th edition of Real Stars sports awards also saw Arthur Blick voted best rally driver after beating Yassin Nasser and Rajiv Ruparelia. Blick won the Kabalega rally and FMU fundraising sprint as well as extending lead in 2019 sprint championship with 72 points.
Rajiv won the CRC category in Kabalega Hoima rally by winning three sections of the event, Kalangala autocross event while Nasser kept lead at the 2019 National rally championship (NRC).
In athletics, Joshua Cheptegei won the best athlete accolade after excelling in the men 10,000 at the 2019 IAAF World athletics championship in Doha. Cheptegei beat Felix Chemonges who was second at the Scotiabank Marathon in Canada.