KAMPALA. In the spheres of Ugandan sport, the name Joshua Cheptegei is written all over the wall for those cherishing athletics. From villages of Kapchorwa, Kampala and abroad, Cheptegei leads trends.
Having used his career ladder as an athlete to win the gold medal in the 5,000m final of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, earlier in April this year, the 22-year-old will today be rewarded for his efforts by Uganda Sports Press Association (Uspa).
It’s through this event; Nile Special (Uspa)’s quarterly dinner climaxing at Imperial Royale hotel where Cheptegei would be handed his glamorous accolade.
“Cheptegei is our sports personality of April, so his glittering accolade is here with us,” remarked Sabiiti Muwanga, Uspa’s president.
However, the day won’t be manned by Cheptegei alone. Even Cricket Cranes and Nkumba Ladies who emerged winners for International Cricket Council (ICC)’s World Cricket League (WCL) and International Volleyball Genocide Memorial tournament in May and June respectively are to return back home with accolades.