UGANDA : More reasons for Power to celebrate

By Ismail D. Kigongo (email the author)

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Posted Monday, January 17 2011 at 00:00


MVP – play-offs
Men: B. Komakech (Power)
Women: M. Amonding (UCU)
Div II: M. Opio (Rhino)
Div III: JP. Otto (UCU JV)
Regular season
Men: N. Blick (Power)
Women: J. Nansobya (KIU)
Div II: W. Omony (Rhino)
Div III: J. Okello (Crane)
Top scorers
Men: J. Ikong (Power)
Women: L. Akinyi (UCU)
Div II: M. Opio (Rhino)
Div III: P. Habyareme (UCU JV)
Rookie: E. Enabu (Power)
Coach: J. Omondi (Rhino)
Most Promising coach
N. Natuhereza (UCU)
Fair Play: Magic Shooters
Best defensive team
Men: Warriors
Women: KCC Leopards
Div. II: Rhino
Div. III: Crane High

National team players (men and women) resume training for the Fiba Zone V Nations Championship this evening at UCU, Mukono following a weekend of celebration.

From the annual basketball awards on Friday night at Imperial Royale Hotel, champions DMark Power, the bulk of whom are part of the men’s national team, held their party in Entebbe on Saturday.

Power stars Ben Komakech (play-offs) and Norman Blick won the Most Valuable Player’s awards for the play-offs and regular season respectively while the team collected a Sh3m prize from MTN.

Point guard Emmanuel Enabu was voted rookie of the year while Joseph Ikong took the top scorer’s gong as Power clinched a fourth league title after a thrilling 4-3 finals victory over Warriors. “I am glad to have won an award but I think each one of my teammate deserved it too,” Blick said to sum up their dominance.

It was another significant step for basketball with Fuba introducing awards for rookies, most promising coach and best coach. The latter went to UCU Canons’ Nick Natuhereza and Charging Rhino’s John Omondi. Of the 34 trophies handed out, women’s division champions UCU Lady Canons left with happy faces.

Maureen Amoding took the postseason MVP award whereas teammate Lorraine Akinyi took the top scorers’ award. KIU Rangers’ Judith Nansobya is now the reigning regular season MVP.