Omari won the coveted award ahead of top performers Emmanuel Wolff from Nungua Coldstore and Kwame Attafuah from Tema Community 2.
On top of that, Omari did not play a host of games in the regular season leading some quarters to question his MVP validity.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com exclusively, Omari said, “I really deserve it…I believe its hardwork. I play by my role and I know my role and I played it well so I deserve the award”.
Heat lost the league title after falling 49-53 to Coldstore in the final game but Omari won the Award despite ending the finals series on the losing side.
This is the first time a player from the non winning team has won the Award. In 2016, Kwame Boamah Djan won the Award with Coldstore winning the league. In 2017, Tema Community 4 won the league and Point Guard Aninagyei Osei was named MVP.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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