By Peter Tabu
The Uganda Sports Press Association, USPA, have on Monday morning recognized the National Pool Open championship winners as the Sports personality winners for the month of October.
This was during the association’s monthly assembly in Kampala.
Rita Nimusiima (women) and Mansoor Bwanika (men) won the just concluded tournament.
The assembly that sits every first Monday of the month to review best performers for the previous month had three nominees on the ballot. These included kick boxer Umar Ssemata and Masaza cup 2018 winners Ssingo.
Ssemata defeated rival and local hero Moses Golola for the first time ever in a mouthwatering clash while Singo defeated favourites Buddu to lift this year’s edition of Masaza Cup. Eventual winners Nimusiima and Bwanika completed the shortlist.
Nimusiima and Bwanika together polled 610 points and were followed by the Ssingo team with 595. The sports scribes awards Semata 505 votes.
USPA will confirm when the October winners will be crowned, they will walk away with Shs500,000 and a plaque for a job well done.