Onyango, Emong and Wokorach nominated for USPA Sports Personality of the Year

© Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
Denis Onyango

Uganda Cranes and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango, national athlete David Emong as well as Uganda Rugby Cranes and recently signed Kabras player Phillip Wokocrach shared a few positives in unison from the sporting year, 2016.

Besides harboring the winning mentality, remaining with a high level of humility and focus, the trio registered immense success throughout the year, 2016.

Little wonder therefore, when the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) convened on Monday during the opening assembly of the year at the Lugogo Tennis courts in Kampala, the three names hit the short list among the best of the year gone by.

Onyango was in stunning form for the Brazilians as he lifted the ABSA Premiership title in South Africa, the CAF Champions League, PSL goalkeeper of the season, played at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and was voted the African Player of the Year (based in Africa) for the year 2016 at the CAF Awards.

Emong won bronze at the 2016 Paralympics to become the first Ugandan to win a medal of any sorts in the history of the Paralympics.

Phillip Wokorach kicking for Uganda© Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

On the other hand, Wokorach’s display with the Uganda Sevens’ team mesmerized many as Uganda conquered Africa.

“We are rewarding for the best sports personality of the year in true spirit of USPA. Today, we have voted for the best of December 2016, and the best sports personalities for the individual months,” USPA President Sabiiti Muwanga told the media shortly after the month assembly.

The crowning date for the individual top performers will be communicated.

Meanwhile, Dennis Onyango and Hasifa Nassuna were voted as the best male and female footballers of the year respectively.