Calabar retains award as Kizito is second

For the second season running, Gor Mahia’s dependable defender David Owino “Calabar” retained the defensive player of the year award he won in 2013. A just reward for a player who has been consistent for the past two years.

Dan Sserunkuma was award the golden boot award. However it is not clear why other players were even nominated given that Sserunkuma was clearly the top scorer.

Midfielder Geoffrey Kizito who has been solid and dynamic throughout was somehow beaten by Anthony Ndolo of Sofapaka in both the player of the year and the midfielder of the year awards. It is not clear why Sserunkuma was not nominated for this award.

Allegations of cheating

A report by the Standard indicates that there was widespread bribery and side deals conducted by the coaches who were assigned to do the voting.

“It is unfortunate that, as coaches, we showed open bias yet we are the technical people entrusted with this important exercise to reward deserving players,” said a source.
 “A section of coaches want a thorough investigation launched into a clandestine meeting some coaches reportedly held to discuss how they would vote,” the source said. Disquiet has been building up over the years, especially that KPL Foya winners, except with Sserunkuma in 2012, have failed to replicate their talent in subsequent seasons.
Apparently some of the coaches approached the nominees and demanded  a slice of the prize money in return for votes. Winners in each category are given KES 100,000 with runners up getting KES 75,000.

KPL 2014 awards winners

Best Player of the Year – Antony Ndolo (Sofapaka); 1st Runner up – Geoffrey Kizito (Gor Mahia); 2nd Runner up – Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars)

Coach of the Year – Mike Muiruri (Chemelil Sugar); 1st Runner up – Sam Timbe (Sofapaka); 2nd Runner up – Robert Matano (Ulinzi Stars)

Golden Boot – Dan Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia); 1st Runner up – Enock Agwanda (Sofapaka), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars); 2nd Runner up – Michael Olunga (Thika United), Jesse Were (Tusker)

Goalkeeper of the Year – Jairus Adira (Chemelil Sugar); 1st Runner up – Robert Mboya (Mathare United); 2nd Runner up – Fredrick Onyango (Gor Mahia)

Defender of the Year – David Owino (Gor Mahia); 1st Runner up – Charles Odette (Sony Sugar); 2nd Runner up – Felly Mulumba

Midfielder of the Year – Antony Ndolo (Sofapaka); 1st Runner up – Geoffrey Kizito (Gor Mahia); 2nd Runner up – Brian Osumba (Tusker)

Fair Play Player of the Year – Hamisi Mwinyi (Chemelil Sugar); 1st runner up – John Njoroge (Sofapaka); 2nd Runner up – Barrack Odhiambo (KRA)

New Young Player of the Year – Kennedy Owino (Nakuru All Stars); 1st Runner up – Kevin Omondi (City Stars); 2nd Runner up – Nicholas Kamau (City Stars)

Fair Play Team of the Year – Muhoroni Youth; 1st runner up – Gor Mahia; 2nd Runner up – Nakuru All Stars

Most Improved Centre Referee of the Year – Peter Waweru; 1st Runner up – Anthony Ogwayo; 2nd Runner up – Moses Osano

Most Improved Assistant Referee of the Year – Stephen Oduor; 1st Runner up – Dorcas Wanza; 2nd Runner up – Oliver Odhiambo

Team Manager of the Year – William Muluhya (Mathare United); 1st Runner up – Amenipa Bigisho (Sofapaka); 2nd Runner up – George Maina (Thika United)

Chairman’s Award – Ronald Ngala

11 thoughts on “Calabar retains award as Kizito is second

  1. The only 4 players that stood out throughout the season were dan sserenkuma, baba kizito, walusimbi and david owino. We need to tie this players to long term contracts.

    A fair reflection of how the season faired………I think ndolo and kizito were in a class of their own and they deserved the recognition. Midfielders that control the tempo of the game, played in almost every game within the season and most importantly scored crucial goals.

    Jerim was substandard through out the season and some of the goals kogallo conceded were simply out of lack of communication with defence and his positioning. Jairus Adiya deserves it as chemilil conceded the least goals in the league.

    Just because gor mahia players did not get key awards does not mean the whole exercise is corrupt. Sometimes let us be critical with out team and to remember BW comments ‘ the team is full of average players” .

  2. Corruption, corruption, corruption….Kenya Coaches and this is why Kenya football will continue to lag behind. Dan was top scorer and our haters have done it again.

    This selection should be done by fans throughout the country.

    What a shame our coaches????????????????????

  3. Jabilo/CEO Please give an update/progress report.


    1)Jabilo-FW91IE158 Confirmed Kshs 5000 sent to CHARLES OTIENO 0720323083 on 12.15 PM.
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    on 31/10/ 2014 at 2.45 PM
    6)Barefoot Bandit-FX08FO081 confirmed kshs.2027 sent at 3.40pm
    7) Dan Original – FX41AD760 Confirmed. Ksh 1,000 sent to Charles Otieno 0720323083 on 2/11/14 at 8:33pm.
    8)Jasawagongo Mpesa transaction details FX45ZGO72 Kshs 1000 on 3/11/2014 at 11.11AM.
    9)Mwakio- FX70SZ953 Kshs.2,000 send to Charles Otieno on 0720323083 on 4/11/14 at 8.46pm
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    Contributions to date to 0720323083= KSHS.31,231.00

  4. These coaches once told us that referees confusion is final.They don’t have wee bit an authority to cancel goals.They are not trained to be referees but managers. I have never heard this anywhere. They have dealt treacherously with Danny.Chicken gate for sure.

  5. @ODUOR 12 i have contacted CEO and he has promised to issue the date for handing over ceremony for the “OPERATION OKOA GOR MAHIA BRAND” contribution kitty the soonest possible.

    CEO has confirmed the total of Kshs 31,231 as per ODUOR 12 audit report but the media house through its marketing department has been roped in to give the CHAMPIONS an opportunity to market their brand and what is pending is the approval of the budgeted amount to host the event. I will promptly keep you posted.

  6. The awards to me is a true and fair reflection of the KPL players performance in 2014.

    Congratulations to the awarded players.

  7. To all GOR MAHIA FC & FRATERNITY , It is now TIME to focus on 2015 with all the challenges and inspirations . We do NOT have to prove to anybody that we are champions whether they deny us trophies or awards .

    We shall remain stronger and stronger . We have fought many battles in 2014, 2015 therefore becomes the ICE on the CAKE .

    Let us FOCUS and forge ahead , let us continue to do social events eg. Cleaning Hospitals or visiting the Sick at Machakos General Hospital . We are bigger than local coaches who specilize in NEGATIVE energy and giving funny comments .

    We are the MIGHTY GOR MAHIA that is what we are .

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