By Toko Badru
Kitgum. The Volleyball Teams of Lira and Arua have advanced to the Uganda Volleyball Federation Serie B league.
This follows the regional finals that were played at Child Care Technical Institute in Kitgum district last Saturday.
With Lira Volleyball Club crowned as champions and the biggest winners of the day after edging out Arua volleyball club by three sets to one (3-1) as won the first set by 25-23 and Lira club making three straight wins though tightly contested 25-13, 25-22, 25-22 as the semi finals could only see active one game played.
Ten players from the various teams were also awarded.
1-Best Setter-Opio Denis (Lira)
2-Best Blocker- Ofoyorwoth Sunday
3-Best Server-Aguma Joel (Lira)
4-Best Attacker-Ouma Deogratious (Kitgum)
5-Best Receiver-Ocen Denis (Lira)
6-Best Libero-Ciriga Mansur (Arua)
7-Best Defender-Ccamun Peter (Arua)
8-Most Valuable Player- Okello Walter (Lira)
9-Best Coach-Oleru Topista (Arua)
10-Journalist of the year-Toko Badru Tok (Arua)
Summary of the play offs club awards
1-champions (Golden trophy & medals) Lira volleyball club
2-1st runner up (silver trophy & medals) Arua volleyball club
3-2nd runner up (not awarded but they belong bronze category) Kitgum volleyball club
The Arua Volleyball team that came in second during the tournament and qualified for the National games.
Not represented (play offs)
Gulu stars volleyball
Other teams that featured in the serie c champions
1-Gulu school of clinical officers (gulu soco)volley ball club
2-Pader volleyball club
The tournament was graced by Uganda volleyball Federation President Namanda Hadija, Northern Uganda Volleyball Federation Executive member, Komakech Innocent, Chairman Northern Uganda volleyball region, Godfrey Binaisa, White (volleyball game administrator/mentor) and Coach of the Northern Uganda select team, Atare Omara John.