Uganda’s long distance runner and record breaker Joshua Cheptegei is among the three nominees shortlisted for Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA)’s best athletes of the year 2020.
The list which was released on Wednesday also has Uganda Cranes and Itihad Alexandria (Egypt) striker Emmanuel Arnold Okwi alongside female athlete Halima Nakaayi.
The Association, which is an umbrella body to sports journalists in Uganda will rewarding this year’s best athlete as it commemorates it’s 50th anniversary this month in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Unlike the previous editions which were hosted at the Imperial Royale Hotel, this year’s USPA annual gala will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel, scheduled for Wednesday 18th November, 2020.
“It is with mixed emotions that we can confirm that the annual USPA Gala will go ahead this year. On one hand, it is fantastic news that together with our partner, we were able to forge a way forward and ensure that the continuity of the gala is not broken in spite the pandemic,” said USPA President Patrick Kanyomoozi.
The gala that recognizes sports excellency from the different athletes in different sports disciplines was initially slated for April but later postponed due to the ban that was put on public gatherings.