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The Sunrise shines at Media Sports Gala


The Sunrise shines at Media Sports Gala

“It was strange, I apologize and regret not reminding my players to come along with their identity cards as was required,” said Rwamiti.

Sunrise Team preparing for their match with spark TV


Sunday October 13, was a memorable day for the media fraternity in Uganda as they set aside their tools to indulge in some fun-filled sporting activities at the Mandela National Stadium Namboole.

The Media Sports Gala was supposed to bring practitioners to face off in some sort of contest. Instead, it turned out to be a massive entertainment event with over 20 media houses participating.

The Sunrise Newspaper was well represented, and tussled it out with Nation Media’s Spark TV, Swift Sports, CMC and Bilal FM.

One of the most hotly contested games of the tournament actually happened between Spark TV and The Sunrise. In their desperate attempt to secure victory, Spark broke the rules and fielded Boda Boda cyclists, cart pushers as mercenaries. The event organizers were not about to tolerate fraud when they disqualified them after Spark TV failed to produce the Identities of their players.

Sunrise’s Hattie Hanyerere in the field with Spark TV’S keeper

However Spark’s team manager Miles Rwamiti attributed this to his failure to remind his players to come along with their work IDs.

Rwamiti regretted all this after securing a 1-0 victory over The Sunrise.

“It was strange, I apologize and regret not reminding my players to come along with their identity cards as was required,” said Rwamiti.

The Sunrise further received attention from anxious spectators thanks to the fact that we had the most outstanding and smartest jersey in white and red.

The day was crowned with a trophy-awarding ceremony with the Vision Group taking the two top sports. New Vision beat its sister paper Bukedde in soccer. 

Sunrise’s Vicent Lusambya, left,  Coach Daniel Muwanula middle and Mohamadi Byemboijana right

Impact FM snatched the netball trophy with their counterparts Prime Radio taking the third place.

In athletics, New Vision dominated both 100m as well as the 200m races and relays with Dream TV coming second with a 5 points difference. The Ntinda based Radio 4 coming third with 21 points.

This forth estate event was graced with the presence of the French Ambassador in Uganda Jules Armand Aniambossou who thanked the organizers of the gala and promised to give a hand in the upcoming editions.

The 2019 Media Sports Gala was subsidized by a number of sponsors that include Betway, Mandela National Stadium, City Ambulance, Harris International, Legends Events, Mandela group, among others.

Top three victors per event


New Vision


Baba TV



New vision-35 points

Dream TV-30

Radio 4-21



Impact FM-7

New Vision-6

Prime radio-5



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