Pictorial: From the Press room to the pitch; Media personalities enjoy field day at Media Gala

Betway's Clive Kyazze hand over the overall winners trophy to new vision's captain. USPA President Patrick kanyomozi (in-green) looks on | New Vision photo

New Vision were crowned the overall winners of the inaugural edition of the Media gala that happened over the weekend at the Mandela National stadium, Namboole, luckily for them, Football-256 did not take part in the event.

But the daily were dominant in football, as they beat sister media house Bukedde FM to emerge winners in that category, while they were unstoppable in the Athletics discipline, beating Dream TV who came second. In netball however, they were second best behind winners Impact FM.

The event was graced by the Ambassador of France to Uganda Jules Armand Aniambossou, who appreciated the organisers for the great initiative, and pledged more support from the Government of France through the embassy in Kampala in the upcoming editions.

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Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) President Patrick Kanyomozi was also among the dignitaries that graced the event that was supported by Betway Uganda, Guinness, Nation Media Group, Harris International, Legends Events, FUFA, Mandela Group, City Ambulance and Mandela National Stadium.

Twenty six media houses across the country took part in the competition, which included; Top Media, New Vision, Kawowo, Bukedde, KFM, Impact FM, Gugudde, CMC, Radio Sapeientia, Swift Sports, Radio 4, Bilal, Radio Simba, Smart 24, Pearl FM, NBS FM, Galaxy, Baba TV, Spark TV, Sunrise, Kingdom FM, Dream TV and Daily Monitor among others.

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