The annual Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) awards dinner was held on Friday night at Kabira Country Club,Bukoto.
This is dinner organised by FUBA to recognise and appreciate Basketball excellency in Uganda where players,coaches,managers and teams are awarded.
In the 2020 edition, more than 27 awards were ditched out. City Oiler’s James Okello and JKL Lady Dolphin’s Hope Akello were named Playoffs Most Valuable players (MVP) after helping both their sides clinch the National Basketball League championships.
Okello beat off competition from teammates Landry Ndikumama and Tony Drileba while Akello slighty edged past Flavia Oketcho and Ritah Immanishimwe for the ladies honour.
James Okello has no won 2 consecutive Playoffs NBL MVP’s.
Felix Mukunzi (UPDF Tomahawks ) and Benedit Namwenge( Magic Stomers) were Division 1 playoff’s MVPs.
Syrus Kiviri and Brenda Ekone took away the regular season’s MVP in NBL while Sydney Chasimba and Becky Keren Longom from Nabisunsa were Division 1 men and female MVPs
City Oiler’s Grace Kwizera was named the team manager of year while Mandy Juruni once again took the coach of the year accolade. The pair helped the Oilers to their 7th consecutive title.
Uganda Silverback 3×3 team were named the 2020 FUBA Ambassadors after putting up incredible performance in the 2019 FUBA 3X3 African Cup.
City Oilers were named the understanding team in 2019 while the most improved team was Nabisunsa girls that plays in Division 1.
Landry Ndikumana (505) was the topscorer for Men while Brenda Ekone took away the women’s accolade after recording 442 points.
Okello got his second accolade of the year, winning the best men’s rebounding player with 337 rebounds while Hope Akello (JKL) had 302 for the women.