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Yunus Sentamu wins USPA 2014 Ballon d’Or




Yunus Sentamu

By James Robert Kayindi

AS Vita striker and Uganda Cranes international Yunus Sentamu has won the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) Ballon d’Or (football of the year) award for the calendar year 2014.

Sentamu was competing with fellow Uganda Cranes striker and South Africa based player Geoffrey Massa who features for Pretoria University and Daniel ‘Muzei’ Sserunkuma who features for Tanzania’s Simba who recently signed him from Gor Mahia.

Beating Masa with just one vote, Sentamu won with a tally of 22 votes while Sserunkuma got a paltry 5 votes. Sentamu had a tremendous year after scoring three goals during the CHAN tournament that was in South Africa earlier in the year. The youngster was also key in AS Vita’s exquisite performance in the CAF champions that saw them reach the finals even though they didn’t win it.

Some of the other winners:

Athletics: Moses Kipsiro (Men) & Winnie Nannyondo (Women)
Badminton: Edwin Ekiring (Men) & Shamim Bangi (Women)
Basketball: Kami Kabangu (Men) & Claire Lamunu (Women)
Boxing: Faizal Kaggwa
Cricket: Roger Mukasa (Men) & Damali Busingye (Women)
Golf: Willy Deus Kitata (Men) & Flavia Namakula (Women)
Netball: Peace Proscovia
Motor Cross: Maxim Van Pee
Motor rally: Ronald Ssebuguzi & Cedric Buzabo
Kick Boxing: Moses Golola

Email Robert: Robert.k.circles@gma­il.com

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