16 January 2011

UGANDA : Champions

MVP Awards
Men: B. Komakech (Power)
Women: M. Amoding (UCU)
Regular season
Men: N. Blick (Power)
Women: L. Akinyi (UCU)

Ben Komakech led an impressive haul of trophies for champions DMark Power by clinching his second Most Valuable Player (MVP) award during the annual MTN-Fuba basketball dinner on Friday night at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

The point guard collected the prestigious play-offs’ gong having led the team to a thrilling 4-3 series victory over Kyambogo Warriors last month. “It means a lot to win this because you never get tired of being appreciated. I play in the most talented team which makes it easy,” said Komakech, also MVP in 2008. UCU Lady Canons’ Maureen Amoding beat her teammate Lorraine Akinyi to the women’ postseason MVP award though the latter took the top scorer’s crown just like Power’s Joseph Ikong.

Having finished the regular season as top seeds, UCU swept A1 Challenge 4-0 in the finals. Power’s Norman Blick and KIU Rangers’ Judith Nansobya took the MVP tokens for the regular season.

In the new categories, Emmanuel Enabu got the rookie of the year award whereas Charging Rhino coach John Omondi took the best tactician’s gong. Shooting guard Mark Opio collected two crowns, one for top scorer and the other for MVP in Omondi’s team.

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