He may have been in impressive form in the previous year and now we know why. Dickens Otim has revealed that his personal training has been the logic behind his sky-rocketing performances.

The Sport-S prized asset excelled last year clinching the MVP accolade for NSSF league, he further nearly missed out on winning the USPA male volleyballer of the year. Fast forward a few months, newly appointed head Coach Nason Bwesigye continued with the status quo like his predecessor Anthony Ndawula letting the 27 year old retain the national team arm band.

Specifically, Otim was among the top performers who launched a serious title defending challenge, as Northern city based retained the UVF president’s cup (men) in two consecutive years at MTN Arena on Sunday night.

North, now branded as two time champions came from a set down to overcome a tenacious Eastern side in close 3-2 score line. And Otim whose fitness levels and mental strength have always been fascinating, told Kawowo sports that taking additional training sessions in the absence of his team has made him a consistent performer.

In a game like volleyball, you always need to be fit a hundred percent. This means that team training can’t be enough for me to be fully fit. For that matter I do personal training to fine tune my body. Road work and going to the gym constitute my extra training. Coaches usually give us fifteen percent on our games so you have to look for the other seventy five by yourself. That is why I am ever consistent.

Dickens Otim will skipper the national volleyball team in the All African Games qualifiers and in the African volleyball championships soon this year.

NAME: Dickens Otim
AGE: 27 years
CLUB: Sport- S
NATIONAL TEAM Cups: Ten cups.
SCHOOLS: O’ LEVEL – Dr. Obote college Lira.
A’ LEVEL – Katikamu SDA.
UNIVERSITY: Nkumba University.
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Nkumba University.
HONORS: MVP – 2011, 2012, 2014
USPA volleyballer of the year – 2010, 2014
STRONG HAND : Left hand
OTHER SPORTS: Football, Basketball, and Athletics.
ON FACE BOOK : Dickens Otim

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