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Fortebet Real Star Monthly Awards: Two students shine, come out on top of March


Husina Kobugabe, Lydia Namabiro, Hakim Mutebi and Davis Niyoyita all secured their accolades in the different Sports disciplines at the Fortebet Real Stars Monthly Awards of March.

On the rugby side, Namabiro beat both Norbert Okeny and Peace Lekuru to the March accolade at the Lazio Restaurant on Tuesday morning.

The Lady Rugby Cranes Sevens star helped her side finish fourth in the third round of the HSBC Challengers Series in Montevideo with a total of four trys.

Lydia receiving her award from Jude Color solutions’ Henry Zzimbe. | Photo Credit: Jackson Kayiira

There after in Accra, Ghana, she helped Uganda secure Gold on her first appearance in the games scoring six trys clinching woman of the tournament performance. 

In Football, Hakim Mutebi heroics at the just concluded All Africa Games in Ghana beat competition from Usama Arafat Kizza and Queen Cranes’ Catherine Nagadya to secure the March Accolade. 

The young senior Four(4) student from St Mary’s Boarding School received his award with an envelope .

Hakim Mutebi receiving his award and envelope from Assistant Media Communications Manger Resty Mbatidde Namugema. | Photo Credit: Jackson Kayiira

Uganda Hippos contributed to the team’s silver at the All Africa games in the different games including the 4-2 comeback against Congo. 

“I thank those who have trusted me, I thank FUFA for giving us chance to play and expose our talents in different tournaments.” Hakim Mutebi

Serial winner Husina Kobugabe came out on top in Badminton after collecting two medals which included a silver medal for Uganda in All Africa Games after losing to South Africa’s Johanita Scholtz 2-1 and also returning to the podium for a gold with her patner in the doubles, Gladys Mbabazi. 

To win the Gold, Kobugabe and Mbabazi teamed up in the women’s double to beat Algeria’s duo 2-0.

Another S4 student, Davis Niyoyita from Kakungulu Memorial SS won the Weightlifting award beating off the competition from his school mate, Lydia Nakidde and Steven Ojeke. 

Niyoyita won three medals for Uganda at the All Africa Games in two silvers and won bronze.

Silver came from Clean and Jerk carrying 120 kg in 55kg category and bronze from snatch with a weight of 90kg while his second silver came from his second position over-all behind Madagascars Eric Adrian.

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