By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus – KIU Titans stalwart and punisher-in-chief of opposing teams Faisal Aden has said he is more interested in winning the National Basketball League (NBL) title for the team than being voted Most Valuable Player (MVP).
In an interview with the university website, Aden said he has won enough individual accolades and his ambitions are set on winning the 2017 playoff finalists their first-ever league title.
"Winning MVP is for those involved in making that decision. I have won lots of individual awards. I am past that. I am focused on winning team awards and that's a championship," Aden clarified.
The Somali international also thinks the familial atmosphere in the dressing room could help form a strong enough bond to help the team coagulate more and deliver the championship.
"The coach always takes time out to talk to me and makes sure I'm doing well. So far the Titans have become like a family, everything has really been great. The players have made sure I am comfortable in the team," he noted.
Aden has been the main driving force behind Titans' unstoppable form, which has seen them lose only once so far and rise to second position in the table, high enough to boost their chances of a favourable playoff draw.
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