Uganda sports journalists voted strikers Juliet Nalukenge and Emmanuel Okwi as the best female and male footballers for 2019.

Under their umbrella body, Uganda Sports Press Association(USPA), the sports scribes voted Nalukenge and Okwi during their monthly meeting convened at Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala.

Nalukenge guided Uganda U-17 Girls’ national team to winning the COSAFA and CECAFA Championships.

She also played for Crested Cranes during the 2019 CECAFA U-17 Senior Women’s Challenge Cup helping them to scoop bronze.

On the other hand, Okwi scored two goals for Uganda at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and also was also the top scorer for the Uganda Cranes in last year with six goals.

Emmanuel Okwi celebrates his goal

He also helped Simba SC win the league and reach the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup.