Fortebet Real Stars Awards: Jack Komakech, Cheptegei and Kobugabe are February Stars
Uganda Hippos custodian Jack Komakech (football), Joshua Cheptegei (athletics) and Husina Kobugabe (Badminton) were the Fortebet Real Stars monthly sports awards crowned stars for February.
The three were crowned at Route256 restaurant in Lugogo on Tuesday 2nd March 2021.
Uganda Hippos custodian Jack Komakech beat fellow Hippos midfielder Steven Sserwadda and Express FC forward George Senkaaba to the award.
Komakech has only conceded twice in five games, keeping two clean sheets with outstanding performances in the ongoing U20 AFCON finals in Mauritania.
His heroics to save Yacouba Djiga’s penalty in the quarterfinal against Burkina Faso led Uganda Hippos into the first ever semifinal in the competition.
Serwadda has scored two goals at the same AFCON U-20 with tournament contender against Mauritania as Uganda advanced from group stages.
Five goals on his name in one month in the Uganda premier league was an amazing achievement for George Senkaaba to appear to the podium. It’s through his scoring sublime form has seen his side Express FC consolidate 2nd place in the Uganda Premier league.
Athletics category was won by Joshua Cheptegei beating Hosea Kiplangat, a Ugandan long distance runner and Peruth Chemutai.
Joshua Cheptegei retained the 5km Monaco Run title crossing the line at 13 minutes, 11 seconds on 14th February 2021.
Kiplangat against all odds managed to hit the finishing point before any other, making 2:14:0 time ahead of Kusuro Geoffrey who came second with 29:15:1 and Chibet Samuel with 29:18:5 in Tororo during the National Cross Country championship.
The 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games silver medalist Peruth be Chemutai finished at 33:35:1 beating Chemutai Doreen who came second 33:43:4 and Chesang Doreen with 33:44:4.
In the badminton category, Husina Kobugabe, beat Shanika Fadilah and Brian Kasirye
Together with Uganda’s seed one, Brian Kasirye, Husina Kobugabe won a gold medal in mixed doubles beating fellow Ugandan duo Ismael Wanagalya and Betty Apio by two sets straight 21-13, 22-20.
Husina Kobugabe reaped big in this year’s tourney, gathered two gold medals from a mixed doubles and Women doubles where she paired Mable Namakoye to beat their counterparts Tracy Naluwooza and Fadila Shamika.