Local sports journalists under their umbrella, Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) on Monday voted the Farouk Miya as the Nile Special Sport Personality for the month of May.
Miya, the U23 national team skipper and Vipers forward earned the honours at a monthly scribes meeting held at Imperial Royale Hotel ahead of Athlete Ronald Musagala and Rally ace Arthur Blick.
The forward Miya returned 540 points to beat athlete Musagala by just 5 points and Blick 500 points.
Miya was instrumental in Vipers’ run enroute winning the 2014/15 Uganda Premier league and the club’s’ second league title and named League’s’ Most Valuable Player (MVP).
He also played an integral part for the Uganda Kobs team that eliminated Rwanda in the CAF U-23 championship qualifier.
Uganda will now face Egypt at the next stage where the winner on aggregate will qualify for the December 2015 Africa U-23 championship finals in Dakar, Senegal.
Athlete Musagala clocked 3:35:02 at the Hengelo, Shanghai event thus setting a national 1500m record, breaking record set by Julius Acon in 1997.
The rally Crew of Blick and Unisan Bakunda won the CMC Challenge rally to extend their lead to 85 points in the National Rally Championship.
Uganda Swimming team, kick boxer, Golola Moses and Vipers sports club were commended by the assembly for excelling in the month of May.