All set for the annual Uganda Sports Press Association gala

DAVID GOMBE

The annual Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) gala will be held on Wednesday 18th November 2020 at Victoria Ball room at Kampala Serena Hotel.

The event kicks off as early as 1 pm and will be held in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.

It also will be streamed live on the USPA Facebook page as well as Nile Special online platforms.

The guest list has USPA members, the recipients of the awards, key USPA sponsors and partners as well as various sports administrators from sports federations (associations), the National Council of Sports (NCS), Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) as well as the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Uganda long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei, Halima Nakaayi and Uganda Cranes forward Emmanuel Okwi are the nominees for the Sports Personality of the year.

Meanwhile, USPA fans’ choice category.

Meanwhile, Athletics star Joshua Cheptegei won the Nile Special USPA fans’ choice award, he accumulated 70 percent of the fan votes.

The other finalists included athlete Nakaayi (29 percent) and Uganda Cranes

forward Emmanuel Okwi (1 percent).

The poll was based on the achievements of 2019. A total of 2501 votes were cast from 12th-17th November, 2020.

Cheptegei is now the second recipient of the award that first was introduced in 2019. Rugby’s Phillip Wokorach was the first winner.

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