Share on: WhatsApp Uganda’s Best in 2018Male Darts Player Of The Year – Eddy BagumaFemale Darts Player Of The Year – Harriet AkotFemale Ludo – Rose NserekoFemale Volleyball – Habiba NamalaMale Volleyball – Smith OkumuFemale Woodball – Denise NanjeruMale Woodball – Watson MugumeMale Hockey – Coline BatusaFemale Hockey – Doreen MbabaziTennis – Boris AgumaMale Chess Player – Arthur SsegwanyiFemale Chess – Penina NakaboMale Karateka – William BirimuyeFemale Karateka – Carol PulkolNetballer – Lilian AjioMale Pool – Mansoor BwanikaFemale Pool – Ritah NimusimaWeightlifter – Hamdan Ssemwanga LutaayaMale Handball – Francis OngomFemale Handball – Sarah NanyanziKickboxer – Patricia ApolotFemale Cricketer – Immaculate NakisuuyiMale Cricketer – Riazat Ali ShahMale Basketball – Jimmy EnabuFemale Basketball – Jamila NansikombiMotorsport crew – Susan Muwonge & Edmond KyeyuneBoxer – Juma MiiroMale Golfer – Ronald OtileFemale Golfer – Eva MagalaBodybuilder – Isaac MubikirwaFemale Badminton – Husnah KobugabeMale Badminton – Brian KasiryeFemale Rugby – Emily LekuruMale Rugby – Philip WokorachMale Athlete – Joshua CheptegeiFemale Athlete – Stella ChesangFemale Footballer – Ruth AturoMale Footballer – Dennis OnyangoLegendary awardJohn Oduke – TennisBest run AssociationFUFABest run tournamentBadmintonKampala, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT | At their peak, Uganda’s track stars have over the years enjoyed double wins of the country’s top sports accolades. Stephen Kiprotich, Moses Kipsiro, Boniface Kiprop and Dorcus Inzikuru have all been crowned the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) personality of the year twice in the past, and look set to be joined by Joshua Cheptegei. Cheptegei, who has just done what no Ugandan has ever done – win the World Cross Country Championship last week – was honored Friday for an outstanding 2018 track season.He was named the country’s best in 2018, his first crowning, at a glitz and glamour event Friday night in Kampala. Cheptegei receives his award from ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze who represented First Lady Janet Museveni.Uganda’s Sports Personality of the year 2018Joshua CheptegeiPast Sports Personality Recipients1974- Polly Ouma (Football)1983-Ruth Kyalisima (Athletics)1987-Justin Arop (Javelin)1988-She Cranes (Netball)1989-Uganda Cranes (Football)1990-Uganda Cranes (Football)1991-Fred Muteweta (Boxing)1992-Francis Ogola (Athletics)1993-Rosette Musoke (Table Tennis)1994-Julius Acon (Athletics)1995-Railways Handball Team (Handball)1996-Davis Kamoga (Athletics)1997-Catherine Webombesa (Athletics)1998-Emma Kato (Motor Rally)1999-Charles Muhangi (Motor Rally)2000-Dorcus Inzikuru (Athletics)2001-Charlie Lubega (Motor Rally)2002-Dorcus Inzikuru (Athletics)2003-Boniface Kiprop (Athletics)2004-Kassim Ouma (Boxing)2005-Dorcus Inzikuru (Athletics)2006-Boniface Kiprop (Athltics)2007-Moses Kipsiro (Athletics)2008-Moses Kipsiro (Athletics)2009-Mtn Heathens (Rugby)2010-Moses Kipsiro (Athletics)2011-Susan Muwonge (Motor Rally)2012-Stephen Kiprotich (Athletics)2013-Stephen Kiprotich (Athletics)2014-Peace Proscovia (Netball)2015-Ronald Otile (Golf)2016-Denis Onyango (Football)2017- David Emong (Athletics)2018- Joshua Cheptegei (athletics) The long distance ace, who won the 5000m and 10000m double at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018, took most votes from Uganda’s sports press, edging out netballer Lilian Ajio, rugby player Phillip Wokorach and footballer Denis Onyango.The awards are one of Uganda’s oldest, with USPA having annually awarded the best since the early 70s. Nation Media Group’s Patrick Kanyomozi is the President USPA.