USPA votes Nile Special Sports personality of the year 2016

Uganda Cranes and team captain Dennis Onyango is the Nile Special-USPA sports personality of the year 2016.

Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) members voted the Cranes skipper the best after his fantastic performances that helped the Uganda Cranes return to the AFCON finals after 39 years of absence.

Onyango was crowned by the chief guest and first son Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba flanked by National Council of Sports vice chairman technical Hajji Zubair Gawliwango at the USPA dinner at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala on Friday night.

Onyango also the footballer of the year 2016 beat athlete David Emong and rugby player Phillip Wokorach to the overall award.

Onyango said that his victory was as a result of hard work on the Cranes team, his club Mamelodi Sundown which competed at the final of the CAF Champions League and; support from FUFA and his family members.

“I dedicate one of the awards to my wife for her support to me. I have won the awards but I believe it is because everyone on the Cranes team, FUFA and Sundown worked hard,” Onyango said after receiving the award from Maj. Gen. Kainerugaba.

Uganda Sports Press Association sponsored by Nile Special organizes monthly awards, winning sports person in over 30 sports associations and crown it with sports personality of the year at an annual dinner.

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