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Fortebet Real Star Monthly Awards: Victoria Pearls duo nominated for December


Cricket Cranes’ Henry Ssenyondo, Victoria Pearls Captain Consolâte Nimungu Aweko and all rounder Rita Musamali are nominated for the Fortebet Real star Awards for the month of December 2023.

Musamali’s nomination was a result of her remarkable presence at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier in December 2023 in Entebbe profoundly impacted Uganda’s performance, notably in bowling.

Rita Musamali holding her Player of the match award against Tanzania.

Her stats were impressive, conceding 66 runs, securing 6 wickets across 16.5 overs, showcasing a notable Economy rate of 3.92.

Additionally, Musamali’s unbeaten 31 against Rwanda and resilient 35* versus Tanzania during the semifinal demonstrated her batting prowess and the outstanding performance earned her the Player of the Match award for her stellar display in batting.

Her contribution in setting competitive total against Zimbabwe solidified her as a dependable middle-order batter.

She finished third in the overall batting stats, accumulating 107 runs across five innings with an impressive strike rate of 82.31.

Consylate Aweko Nimungu on the other hand was nominated because she proved instrumental in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier 2023.

As the captain of the team, by leading from the front her exceptional bowling talent, notably with a 4.75 economy rate and crucial wickets in five matches, was evident.

Noteworthy performances against Namibia and Nigeria, despite challenges from Tanzania, highlighted her adaptability. Securing two consecutive Player of the Match awards underlined her pivotal role in Uganda’s success.

Consolate Nimungu Aweko.

Aweko’s standout performance against Namibia in the second group stage match, contributing 11 runs and securing 3 wickets, earned her the first Player of the Match accolade.

Her second Player of the Match award, derived from her impactful performance against Nigeria, not only contributed to Uganda’s top spot in Group B but also emphasized her invaluable role as captain.

Nimungu’s stellar performance restricted Nigeria to 63 runs, facilitating Uganda’s comfortable chase within fifteen overs.

Her third position in the bowling statistics with 9 wickets for 87 runs across 18.2 overs underscored her significant impact.

Henry Senyondo’s nomination stemmed from his exceptional performance during the ACA T20 Africa Cup’s second edition in Benoni, South Africa, where Uganda successfully defended the title.

Despite Uganda’s initial loss to Rwanda, Senyondo’s bowling figures of 3/12 showcased his talent.

In the game against Malawi, Senyondo’s crucial 2/19 aided Uganda’s victory, recovering from the prior loss.

His exceptional performance against Mozambique, securing 4/20 in four overs, earned him the Player of the Match award.

During the semifinal, Senyondo’s figures of 3/13 restricted Botswana to 62 runs, propelling Uganda to the finals undefeated.

Ssenyondo holding his POTM accolade.

Notably, Senyondo clinched both the Player of the Match award (in the finals against Kenya) and the Best Bowler accolade, concluding the tournament with an impressive tally of 16 wickets.

His extraordinary 4/20 during the finals sealed his exceptional tournament performance, earning him a spot in the tournament XI.

In the other sports disciplines, athletes will battle out for supremacy in the different categories like Football, Boxing and Rugby

Shaban Muhammad (KCCA FC) will face competition from Marrons’ Abraham Tusubira and Ivan Bogere of SC Villa in the football category.

In Boxing, John Sserunjoji, Isaac Masembe and Jjunju Power will all go head to head while the Rugby, Jude Jjuuko faces both Alhaji Manano and Pius Mpoza.

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