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Volleyballer Aporu hopeful ahead of tonight's awardsPublish Date: Dec 13, 2013
Volleyballer Aporu hopeful ahead of tonight's awards
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By Swalley Kenyi
 
Nemostars VC and national team player George Aporu hopes to claim honours at the awards ceremony tonight.

Aporu has appealed for fairness at the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) awards if the accolades should keep motivating volleyball players.

The reigning best attacker, who has been listed in five of the eight Uganda Volleyball Federation awards ranks top in each of the men’s categories.

Aporu (right) was upset last year when he missed the MVP accolade to the 2012 holder Dickens Otim of Nkumba.

“I hope this time round there will be objectivity in awarding the players. Personally I have failed to understand the criteria in picking the best but I think this year the writing is everywhere on the wall,” Aporu said.

“I see serious competition between myself and my teammates for MVP. I don’t think Dickens has an upper hand. I will be so surprised if Nemostars does not dominate the night anyway.”

Aporu leads the men’s MVP nominees list that is also contested by his teammates Tom Amou, Louis Mubangizi, Smith Okumu, the 2012 holder Otim and KAVC’s Pierre Kamugasha.

The women’s MVP category, which has the holder Jessica Kaidu, Astreede Agaaba, Maureen Mwamula, Christine Alupo, Eunice Amuron, Irene Adeke, Saidat Nnungi and Peace Busingye is the most unpredictable this year.

The awards, slated for later on Friday at Grand Global Hotel, Makerere, will consider players achievements at both national and club level throughout the season.

As is the norm, guests are required to pay sh30,000 each in advance before they can be allowed in the hall.
 
Nominees for UVF Awards
Best Blocker, men
A.Ainebyona
G.Aporu
S.Atama
E.Ojamuge
D.Otim
Women
C.Alupo
A.Agaaba
I.Adeke
J.Nammanda
S.Nnungi
R.Mugabi
Best Server, Men
T.Amou
G.Aporu
L.Mubangizi
S.Okumu
R.Tamale
Women
I.Adeke
C.Alupo
A.Naluyima
E.Amuron
J.Kaidu
F.Namajja
J.Nammanda
S.Nnungi
R.Mugabi
Best Receiver, Men
T.Amou
G.Aporu
E.Elanyu
J.Endra
H.Nsubuga
J.Opejo
Women
E.Amuron
F.Namajja
J.Nammanda
F.Nandawula
Best Attacker, Men
G.Aporu
L.Mubangizi
D.Otim
P.Kamugasha
Women
I.Adeke
E.Amuron
A.Agaaba
G.Nantege
M.Mwamula
S.Nnungi
P.Busingye
Best Setter, Men
A.Ainebyona
S.Okumu
W.Muhangi
Women
J.Kaidu
A.Naluyima
E.Nuwabigaba
P.Ainembabazi
V.Nyiramugisha
Best Libero, Men
E.Elanyu
E.Muhanguzi
J.Opejo
Women
Amina Ndejje
D.Businge
H.Nakalema
F.Nandawula
MVP Men
T.Amou
G.Aporu
L.Mubangizi
S.Okumu
D.Otim
P.Kamugasha
Women
A.Agaaba
C.Alupo
E.Amuron
I.Adeke
J.Kaidu
M.Mwamula
S.Nnungi
P.Busingye
Coach of the Year
H.Nsubuga
J.Kawenyera
T.Lakony
A.Ndawula

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