Runner Halimah Nakaayi is the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) Sports personality of the month of September 2019.
This was confirmed on Monday, October 14th, at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, during USPA’s monthly Assembly.
To win it, Nakaayi won an 800m gold medal at the 2019 World Championships that were held in Doha, Qatar.
In doing so, she became the first Ugandan to win gold in the particular event.
Nakaayi arrived home at a time of 1:58:04 second, ahead of the American duo of Raevyn Rogers and Ajee Wilson.
To win the USPA gong, Nakaayi beat Uganda’s U-17 Women’s football team, Junior Swimmer Kirabo Namutebi, boxer Abdul Ssebute, and two female golfers Martha Babirye and Peace Kabasweka.
The Uganda U-17 Girls Football Team won the COSAFA U17 Tournament in Mauritius.
Kirabo won two gold medals at CANA Junior Swimming Championships held in Tunisia.
Female Kabasweka won the 2019 Tanzania Ladies Golf Championship.
Superfly boxer Ssebute won the East and Central Boxing Africa Super Flyweight boxing belt whereas Martha Babirye won the 2019 Castle Lite Uganda Ladies Golf Open and UGC Ladies Open.