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Onyango Crowned 2016 USPA Sports Personality

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Dennis Onyango after receiving the award from Maj.Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba

Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Masinde Onyango walked away from Imperial Royale Hotel on Friday as the biggest winner and the happiest person.

Onyango was crowned the Nile Special sports personality of 2016 by Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) following brilliant performance throughout the year.

The shot-stopper who plies his trade at African champions, Mamelodi Sundowns beat David Emongo (athlete) and Phillip Wokorach (Rugby player) to win the coveted prize.

Onyango was instrumental for both club and country winning several titles and helping Uganda break the jinx of not playing at the African Cup of Nations for 39 years.

At Mamelodi, Onyango was pivotal as the South African side became Africa Club champions for the first time. He was later named the best African footballer based in Africa.

Onyango also walked away with another accolade, the Male Footballer of the Year.

He became only the second footballer in the history of the USPA awards to win the Sports personality of the year gong.

Polly Ouma won the maiden awar.

The awards gala was graced by First Son, Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who thanked the sports scribes for recognizing talent and also committed Shs30m to the USPA Sacco from the President.

The best personalities across different sports disciplines were also crowned.

 List of all winners of 2016

 Sports Personality of the year

Denis Onyango (Football)

 Team of the year

Uganda Cranes

Sports Event of the year

National Open Pool Championship

Best Run Federation Of 2016

Uganda Cricket Association

 Boxer of the Year 2016

Shadir Musa

MOTORCROSS RIDER OF THE YEAR 2016

Aviv Orland

Male Chess Player of the Year 2016

Harold Wanyama

Female Chess Player of the Year 2016

Joyce Kabengano

Male Cricketer of the Year 2016

Henry Ssenyondo

Female Cricketer of the Year 2016

Stephanie Nampina

Male Athlete of the Year 2016

David Emong

Female Athlete of the Year 2016

Juliet Chekwel

Male Badminton Player of the Year 2016

Brian Kasirye

Female Badminton Player of the Year 2016

Shamim Bangi

Male Table Tennis Player of the Year 2016

Gilton Chelibe

Female Table Tennis Player of the Year 2016

Halima Nambozo

Squash Player of the Year 2016

Ian Rukunya

Weightlifter of the Year 2016

Khalid Batuusa

Male Pool Player of the Year 2016

Sula Matovu

Female Pool Player of the Year 2016

Vicky Namuyanja

Kick Boxer of the Year 2016

Patricia Apolot

Bodybuilder of the Year 2016

Andrew Ssenoga

Male Rugby Player of the Year 2016

Philip Wokorach

Female Rugby Player of the Year 2016

Grace Auma

Male Woodball Player of the Year 2016

Onesmus Atamba

Female Woodball Player of the Year 2016

Lillian Zawedde

Netballer of the Year 2016

Joan Nampungu

Male Handball Player of the Year 2016

Felix MukunziFemale

Handball Player of the Year 2016

Lillian Ajio

Male Darts Player of the Year 2016

Jacob Okidi

Female Darts Player of the Year 2016

Dinah Amoding

Motorsport Crew of the Year 2016

Jas Mangat & Joseph Kamya

Male Golfer of the Year 2016

Ronald Otile

Female Golfer of the Year 2016

Flavia Namakula

Male Basketball Player of the Year 2016

Jimmy Enabu

Female Basketball Player of the Year 2016

Judith Nansobya

Footballer of the Year 2016

Denis Onyango

Female Footballer of the Year 2016

Hasfa Nassuna

Ludo Player of the Year 2016

Sarah Namubiru

Male Hockey Player of the Year 2016

Innocent Mbabali

Female Hockey Player of the Year 2016

Doreen Asiimwe

Male Swimmer of the Year 2016

Nicholas Malani

Female Swimmer of the Year 2016

Kirabo Namutebi

2016 Monthly Winners

January : Ronald Ssebuguzi And Leon Ssenyange

February : Lillian Zawedde

March: Keneddy Katende and Ronald Serugo

April: Betway Kobs

May: Lillian Zawedde and Onesmus Atamba

June: Patricia Apolot

July: Dorcus Ajok

August : Ronald Otile

September: David Emong

October : Denis Onyango

November: Pool Cranes

December: Ndejje University.

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