June 2, 2014

Netball Side Wins USPA Gong

NetballAfter their heroic posting at the just-concluded African Youth Games Netball Tournament where they won gold, Uganda’s Under-18 netball team has been recognised as the Sports Personalities of the Month ending May by members of Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA).

The She Pearls overpowered Kenya 40-24 on Friday to clinch the ultimate gift in Goborane, Botswana earning Uganda her first and only gold medal in this year’s games.

They faded off competition from Umar Ssematta who won a kickboxing title after defeating an Egyptian opponent, KCCA football team – the country’s club champion and male athlete Jacob Eraptany who won a 3000 steeple chase in Japan.

The team coached by Rashid Mubiru will officially receive their monthly accolade this Thursday at Imperial Royale Hotel at aglamerous function bankrolled by Nile Special.

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