The 2018 USPA award nominations happened at the sports journalist month of January 2019 meeting held at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala on Monday 14th January.
Uganda Cranes first choice goalkeeper and Captain Dennis Onyango, Crested Cranes goalkeeper Ruth Aturo were named the Nile Special best male and female footballers of the year, 2018 by the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA).
Onyango was also named on the CAF team of the year as Aturo was twice named the best goalkeeper in two tournaments – CECAFA 2018 and COSAFA 2018.
Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) was nominated among the three best run sports federations alongside Uganda Woodball Federation (UWbF) and Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF).
After yet another stellar year that had Uganda qualify to the Total 2019 AFCON in Egypt, Uganda Cranes was also named among the three best teams of the year alongside Pirates Rugby Club and Uganda Netball Team.
The Nile Special USPA gala will happen in March 2019 at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala on a date that is yet to be confirmed.
Full list of nominees and winners
Nominees for Sports Personality of the Year
-Denis Onyango (soccer)
-Philip Wokorach (Rugby)
-Joshua Cheptegei (Athletics)
-Lilian Ajio (Netball)
Nominees for Most Organised Event:
-Uganda Golf open
-Badminton Classification Competition for people with disability.
Nominees for Best Run Federation:
-Uganda Athletics Federation
-Uganda woodball Federation
Nominees for Team of the year
-Pirates Rugby Club
-Uganda Netball team
Individual Athletes of the year
Male: Joshua Cheptegei
Female: Stella Chesang
Male: Denis Onyango
Female: Ruth Aturo
Suzan Muwonge & Edmond Kyeyune.
Male: Ronald Otile
Female: Eva Magala
Male: Riazat Ali Shah
Female: Immaculate Nakisuuyi
Male: Bwanika Mansoor
Female: Ritah Nimusiima
Male: Brian Kasirye
Female: Husnah Kobugabe
Table Tennis (disqualified due to having two leadership factions.)
Male: Watson Mugume
Female: Denise Nanjeru
Male: Philip Wokorach (Kenya Harlequins)
Female: Emilly Lekuru (Black Pearls)
Male: Jimmy Enabu (City Oilers)
Female: Jamila Nansikombi (JKL)
Male: Arthur Ssegwanyi
Female: Penina Nakabo
Male: Smith Okumu (NEMO)
Female: Habiba Namala (NKUMBA)
Cycling (disqualified on grounds of two leadership factions)
Male: Eddy Baguma
Female: Harriet Akot
Male: Francis Ongom (Ndejje)
Female: Sarah Nanyazi (UPDF)
Male: Ambala Atuhaire (17years)
Female: Kirabo Namutebi (13years)
Male: Colins Batusa
Female: Doreen Mbabazi
Stav Orland (13years)-UMX