Scribes celebrated on Sports Journalists Choice Awards night

USPA President Patrick Kanyomozi (L) handing over the certificate to Kawowo Sports founder Joseph Owino (M) as Sharifa Namagoba holds the plaque

Kawowo Sports was once again awarded the best sports website at this year’s Sports Journalists Choice Awards on held on Tuesday night at Route 256, Lugogo.

Kawowo came top ahead of PML Daily (pmldaily.com) and Sports Fan (sportsfanug.com) in the website category.

There were nine other category winners. But it is NBS and Daily Monitor’s Darren Allan Kyeyune that took the overall award of Sports Journalist of the year.

Darren Allan Kyeyune recieving one of his awards

Kyeyune’s creativity, innovation, in-depth reporting earned him the award for the second time in a row.

Kyeyune also picked up the Sports social media journalists of the year award to seal the night in awe.

The female sports journalist award went to NBS TV’s Grace Mbabazi while the regional sports journalist award was taken by Javier Omagor from step Radio Mbale.

Other notable awards recipients were Abdul Nasser Semugabi of the Daily Monitor. He received the Sports Feature of the year award for his story on disability sport.

Bukedde’s Fred Kisekka received the Edward Galiwango Sports Photo of the year accolade. His photo of a defaced boxer was voted the best of the year.

Makthum Muziransa from the daily monitor scooped the younger sports journalists award.

The annual sports journalists awards are intended to celebrate and appreciate the outstanding sports journalists in the year.

Kawowo Sports’ Sharifah Namagoba (3rd Left) and other Award winners

2018 Sports Journalists Choice Awards winners

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR 2018 – Darren Allan Kyeyune (Daily Monitor and NBS TV)

FEMALE SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – Grace Mbabazi (NBS TV)

SPORTS WEBSITE OF THE YEAR 2018 – Kawowo Sports (www.kawowo.com)

REGIONAL SPORTS JOURNALIST – Javier Omagor (Step Radio – Mbale)

SPORTS FEATURE OF THE YEAR 2018 (TV, Radio, Print and Online) – Abdul Nasser Semugabi (Daily Monitor)

SPORTS NEWS REPORT – BROADCAST (Radio and Television) – Amon Ngabo (UBC)

YOUNG SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR 2018 – Makthum Muziransa (Daily Monitor)

EDWARD GALIWANGO SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR 2018 – Fred Kisekka (Vision Group/Bukedde)

SPORTS SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALIST – Darren Allan Kyeyune (Daily Monitor/NBS)

BREAKTHROUGH SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR 2018 – Rose Nakyeyune (Top TV)

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