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Agala named MVP in Uganda tourney

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Kenyans doing their best to dig the ball.PHOTO/FIVB

Kenyans doing their best to dig the ball.PHOTO/FIVB

KAMPALA, Uganda, Aug 8 – National women’s volleyball blocker Braxcedes Agala as named the Most Valuable Player after she steered a Kenyan combined side to a straight sets win over Rwanda Revenue Authority during the annual Kampala Armature Volleyball Club international tournament in the Ugandan capital over the weekend.

Kenya which sent two teams to the annual tournament organised by KAVC scooped six individual awards including the best setter that went to Jane Wacu.

Kenya Defence Forces and national team setter Elisha Aliwa, who was representing another combined Kenyan side, Nairobi Volleyball Club was also awarded the best male setter while Nairobi Water outside hitter Jimmy Mwaniki scooped the best defender in the men’s category despite his side losing in the third and fourth place playoff.

Current Malkia Strikers captain Mercy Moim scooped the best attacker with rising youthful Edith Wisa of Prisons coming back with the best blocker’s trophy.

The team which consisted of mostly player from Kenya Prisons went to Uganda last Friday to honour the annual tournament where the overall winner took home Ksh100, 000 prize money.

Aspire was the better side against the defending champions Rwanda Revenue Authority, beating them in straight sets 3-0 (16-25,18-25,10-25).

Aspire stormed the semis following a 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-16) win over Vision Volleyball Club while RRA grabbed their second successive KAVC final after beating Ndejje University in straight sets 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-19).

Rwanda’s Unik beat home side Sky of Uganda 3-2 to lift the men’s gong.

Individual awards

Best Setter (women). Jane Wacu

Best Setter (men). Elisha Aliwa

Best Defender (men). Jimmy Mwaniki

Best Blocker (women). Edith Wisa

Best attacker. Mercy Moim

MVP Paraxcedis Agala

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