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Soroti Cricket Academy awards excellent individuals

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The awards ceremony commenced with the recognition of outstanding players in various categories.

Sururu Juma from Soroti City Cricket Club claimed the Best Bowler Boys 2023, securing 23 wickets. He attributed his success to hard work, acknowledging that his efforts had paid off.

Malinga Jacob of Teso College clinched the Best Batter Boys 2023 for his impressive 322 runs during the boys’ schools cricket week in Jinja where he was the Best batter of the tournament.

His heartfelt gratitude extended to the Soroti Cricket Academy for realizing his dream and embracing him as part of the Soroti family.

Outeke Gideon, a Form 2 student at Teso College Aloet, earned the Youngest Player of the Year Boys award. Gideon’s notable debut performance in the Bat Ball X tournament for the Eastern Buffalos and his half century (51 off 47*) against BCM in the Boys schools Cricket week showcased his talent.

He credited Chairman Felix Musana and his absent father for his achievements, attributing his success to hard work.

The Best Player Soroti City Men’s Team award went to Ebulu Ronald, the skipper of Soroti City and a former Teso College student currently at Kyambogo University.
Notably among the nominated individuals on this award was seasoned player Epiangu Joel.

In the Girls’ category, Amuge Kevin from Olila High School and Club secured the Best Bowler Girls 2023.

She represented Uganda at the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers in Gaborone, Botswana, last year and she acknowledged her family ties to former cricketers.

Iloku Esther, a Form 6 vaccist, claimed the Best Batter Girls 2023. Her participation in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa qualifiers and qualification for the globals marked a pivotal achievement.

She thanked her parents for their support and encouraged younger players to keep pursuing their passion.

Icumar Josephine, a former pupil at Nakatunya Primary School, secured the Youngest Player of the Year Girls award. She is a leg spinner at Olila Cricket Club and a younger sister of Natasha Amenyo.

Icumar Josephine, with her award of youngest player (girls).

Amongin Naome from Olila Cricket Club was recognized as the Player of the Year for her exceptional performance in the women’s National T20 league where she was the MVP and representing Uganda in the street child competitions in India.

Kulume Phiona, a finalist at Kyambogo University pursuing a degree in guidance and counseling, clinched the Player of the Year for Soroti City Cricket Ladies.

Kulume Phiona best player Soroti City Cricket Club.

She highlighted the journey since 2014, commended Felix Musana’s leadership, emphasized the need for more team sponsorship, and looked forward to the next milestone as the academy approaches a decade.

In the speech from the Chairman and founder Soroti Cricket Academy, Mr Musana Felix he said that the 9th anniversary dinner and awards ceremony of the Soroti Cricket Academy is an occasion to celebrate their journey and accomplishments.

Chairman Felix Musana giving his speech.

The chairman expressed gratitude to attendees, emphasizing the importance of collective support.

He praises the players for their dedication and talents, stressing the need to provide resources for their growth. Stakeholders’ contributions, crucial for the academy’s success, are acknowledged, and potential sponsors are urged to join their cause.

The chairman invites sponsors to aid in expanding opportunities, organizing tournaments, and granting scholarships. He emphasizes the academy’s role in building a robust cricket community beyond Soroti.

Encouraging everyone to support the academy, he emphasized the impact of investing in young athletes and the growth of cricket. The speech ended with gratitude and the start of celebratory proceedings.

Mr Turinawe Davis Development manger Uganda Cricket Association) Guest of honor in his speech, esteemed guests, it’s an honor, on behalf of UCA, to recognize the impact of our cherished partner, SCA, on this anniversary.

David Turinawe giving his speech on behalf of UCA.

Cricket’s profound influence on our lives and community is evident. I express heartfelt gratitude to those devoted to SCA’s growth, uplifting Soroti cricket, inspiring dreams, evident in players reaching Uganda’s top levels.

Today, as we applaud our winners, let’s anticipate cricket’s promising future as a bastion of excellence. My sincere congratulations to all who’ve nurtured SCA’s success.

Let’s relish this moment and embrace the boundless opportunities ahead. Thank you for your presence and commitment.

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