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Najjemba headlines Fortebet’s best of November

Jacob Kiplimo (Athletics), Irene Nakalembe (Golf), Ruth Meeme (Netball), Fauzia Najjemba (Football), Elizabeth Rukundo (Badminton) and Riazat Ali Shah (Cricket) were the winners in their respective categories.

David GOMBE

The organisers of the Fortebet Real Stars awards have named the winners for the month of November in seven sports disciplines.

Jacob Kiplimo (Athletics), Irene Nakalembe (Golf), Ruth Meeme (Netball), Fauzia Najjemba (Football), Elizabeth Rukundo (Badminton) and Riazat Ali Shah (Cricket) were the winners in their respective categories.

Kiplimo broke the Half Marathon record world record in a time of 57:31 during the month of November.

He beat Victor Kiplangat the winner of the Istanbul Marathon and Immaculate Chemutai who finished third at the Abu Dhabi Marathon to the Athletics gong.

In Football, Najjemba the top scorer at the U-20 Women CECAFA championship with 11 goals was named as the footballer of the month.

Najjemba was represented by her elder brother Jemba

She beat Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants) and her teammate at the U-20 Women Team to the football accolade.

Elizabeth Rukondo a semifinalist at the Uganda Para Badminton International was named as the Badminton player of the month. To win the award, she overcame Hassan Mubiru and Harriet Nakayima to win the November gong.

Elizabeth Rukundo the winner of the Badminton accolade

Riazat scooped the Cricket award. He was voted man of the match twice against Nigeria and Kenya at the ICC Africa T20 finals. He was also the MVP of the tournament. He beat Dinesh Nakrah and Frank Nsubuga to land his second consecutive accolade.

Riazat receives his award (the second in a row )

Ruth Meeme was named the Netball player of the month. She contested with her She Cranes teammates Stella Oyella and Shaffie Nalwanja.

Netball player Ruth Meeme receives her award from Paul Mark Kayongo

In Woodball, Florence Mukooya after her great performances at the Africa Woodball Championship in Nairobi walked away with the November accolade. She beat other nominees Thomas Keddi and Joan Mukoova to the award.

Florence Mukoya addressing the media

The winners were awarded on Wednesday held at Route 256 at the event graced by Paul Mark Kayongo the President of the Uganda Woodball Federation.

Fortebet Uganda, Jude Color solutions and Canan Soda are the sponsors of the monthly awards.

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