How football achieved on the night
Daniel Sserunkuma-Footballer of the year 2013
Mzee Kezekia Segwanga Musisi-Legendary Award
Uganda Cranes (CHAN) -Was one of the nominees for Team Of The nominees
It was a memorable night for football during the Nile Special/USPA Awards dinner held at Imperial Royale Hotel yesterday.
During the awards ceremony presided over the Speaker of Uganda Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga, football saw Gor Mahia and Uganda Cranes striker Daniel Serunkuma voted best player of 2013. He was not present to pick his award but the FUFA CEO Edgar Watson received it on his behalf.
The night also witnessed a great moment for celebrated football administrator Mzee Kezekia Segwanga Musisi being given the prestigious USPA Legendary award.
In his educative and moving speech the aging Musisi said ‘I’m tired but not expired’ as he sent the guest into long laughter. Musisi said that sports needs to get to another level an requested government to fund the industry.
Jimmy Kirunda-former Uganda Cranes captain for ten years, staff at FUFA Secretariat and a USPA legendary award winner also played a key role as he was called upon to handover trophies to winners in various categories.
Football’s big night was completed when the Uganda Cranes (CHAN) was nominated in the Team of the Year awards category that was won by City Oilers Basketball team.
Star runner Stephen Kiprotich who won gold in the world championship marathon in Moscow was named the sports personality of the year 2013.
Main pix: FUFA CEO Edgar Watson receives Daniel Sserunkuma’s award while Marketing Director at Nile Breweries Daniel Ogong hands over the award to Mzee Kezekia Musisi Ssegwanga (Middle photo)