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Celebrating May’s Top Athletes in Netball, Football, and Rugby

Three exceptional athletes have been honored as May’s best players for their outstanding performances in netball, football, and rugby. Fildausi Namulema, Shadia Nabirye, and Malcom Okello have each been awarded the prestigious Fortebet Real Stars awards for their remarkable achievements.

Fildausi Namulema: Dominating Netball

Fildausi Namulema, a center player for the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) netball club, has been named the best netball player of May. Namulema’s impressive performance helped her secure the Fortebet Real Stars award, surpassing her competitors Rachael Nanyonga and Christine Namulumba from Prisons. She played a crucial role in NIC’s victory at the 2024 East African Netball Championship in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Her contributions not only led NIC to win all eight matches but also earned her the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the tournament, marking NIC’s 22nd East African title.

Shadia Nabirye: Football Sensation

Shadia Nabirye from Kawempe Muslim Secondary School has been recognized as May’s best football player. Nabirye’s outstanding performance was key in her team’s success, earning a bronze medal at the CAF African Schools Championship in Zanzibar. Her impressive skills, highlighted by scoring three goals to become the tournament’s top scorer, helped her surpass other strong contenders like Vipers’ captain Milton Karisa and Emmanuel Ajo of Busoga United.

Malcom Okello: Rugby Star

Malcom Okello of Platinum Credit Heathens has been named the best rugby player of May. Okello’s exceptional performances on the field earned him this accolade, surpassing competitors Emily Lekuru and Ivan Magomu. His dedication and skill have made him a standout player in the rugby community, contributing significantly to his team’s success.

Honoring Athletic Excellence

The Fortebet Real Stars awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of these athletes, recognizing their hard work, talent, and dedication. Each player has demonstrated outstanding prowess in their respective sports, setting high standards and inspiring their peers.


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