Sport-S didn’t win the 2014 NSSF Volleyball League tittle but that didn’t stop their players from dominating the nomination categories especially Dickens Otim. The former most valuable player finds himself again on the list with 2013 winner Nemostar’s George Aporu and KAVC’s Daudi Okello.

The best blocker award is almost turning into Otim’s birthright and this year teammate Cyprian Uwimana and KAVC’s Saviour Atama should be proud that they were nominated alongside the former. Otim was a pain in Nemostars’ and KAVC’s receptions with his service. Other nominees for the best server award are KAVC’s Joel Endra and Nemostars’ Aporu George.

Endra rarely had playing time in the playoffs, it was Otim who made sure Aporu and Nemostars bowed out in the semifinals. If there is any receiver who came close to Nemostar’s Tom Amou this season it was to be Otim especially in the playoffs those two with Endra will vie for the best receiver’s plague.

Martin Kalema playing for a big side like KAVC in his first season and leading them to their first league title since 2010 automatically that puts him in line for the best setter’s award. He has Sport-S’ Albert Gayi and Nemostars’ Smith Okumu to contend with.

Three attackers stood out in the playoffs Sport-S duo of Otim and Ivan Ongom but KAVC’s Daudi Okello was the most consistent not only in the playoffs but throughout the season. Alex Nduhukire’s expertise as a defender set KAVC apart from Nkumba in the semifinals and Sport-S in the finals. Nduhukire has competition from teammate Endra and Otim. Two liberos were nominated but KAVC’s Elanyu Emmanuel is likely to scoop it again ahead of Sport-S’s Stephen Oguti.

2014 Volleyball men’s awards Nominations

Dickens Otim – Sport-S
Daudi Okello -KAVC
George Aporu – Nemostars

George Aporu – Nemostars
Dickens Otim – Sport-S
Joel Endra – KAVC

Tom Amou – Nemostars
Joel Endra – KAVC
Dickens Otim – Sport-S

Albert Gayi – Sport-S
Smith Okumu – Nemostars
Martin Kalema – KAVC

Daudi Okello – KAVC
Ivan Ongom – Sport-S
Dickens Otim – Sport-S

Dickens Otim – Sport-S
Saviour Atama – KAVC
Cyprian Uwimana – Sport-S

Joel Endra – KAVC
Dickens Otim – Sport-S
Alex Nduhukire – KAVC

Stephen Oguti – Sport-S
Emma Elanyu – KAVC

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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