The Kenya premier league has picked its nominees for the footballer of the year awards. Dan Sserunkuma, David Owino “Jashirati” and Jerim “Jagoal” have been nominated in their respective categories.
Interestingly Bobby Williamson has not been nominated for coach of the year. Instead the coach of the year will be a battle between Sofapaka’s David Ouma, John Kamau (Thika Utd), Muhhidin (Bandari), Juma (KCB) and Matano (Tusker). How its it possible that Matano could be nominated yet he is on the verge of being replaced and David Ouma was dismissed from his job at Sofapaka ?
The list of nominees is as follows:
Those shortlisted include; Goalkeeper of the year: Wycliffe Kasaya (Sony Sugar), Sammy Okinda (KCB), Jerim Onyango (Gor Mahia), Wilson Obungu (Bandari), Duncan Ochieng’ (Sofapaka).
Defender of the year: Felly Mulumba (Sofapaka), Mohammed Sherrif (Bandari), John Odhiambo (KCB), David Mwangi (Mathare United) and David Owino (Gor Mahia).
Fair Play player of the year: Dennis Onkangi (Western Stima), James Situma (Sofapaka), Oliver Ruto (Mathare), Shaban Kenga (Bandari), Sammy Okinda (KCB).
Coach of the year: David Ouma (Sofapaka), John Kamau (Thika United), Twahhir Muhhidin (Bandari FC), Abdallah Juma (KCB), Robert Matano (Tusker).
Midfielder of the year: Brian Osumba (KCB), Shaban Kenga (Bandari), Paul Were (AFC Leopards), Francis Kahata, (Thika United), Peter Opiyo (AFC Leopards).
New young player of the year: Patillah Omotto (AFC Leopards), Moses Mudavadi (Homeboyz), Stephen Wakhanya (Chemelil Sugar), Sammy Meja (Thika United), Michael Olunga (Tusker FC).
Best player of the year: Allan Wanga (AFC Leopards), Dan Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia), Jacob Keli (KCB), Shaban Kenga (Bandari), David Owino (Gor Mahia).
Team manager of the year: Dan Omondi (Karuturi Sports), Josphat Okal (KCB), Alfred Achayo (Bandari), Tom Ochong (Chemelil Sugar) and Moses Nyalik (Western Stima).
Should Sserunkuma win, it will be his second succesive FOYA award having won in 2012. George Odhiambo “Blackberry” is the other Kogalo player to have won this award.