Midfielder Ali Abondo has been named KPL player of the month. This is a new award created by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK), to motivate players.
In the process, Abondo bagged Ksh 50,000 and a 42 inch television as prizes.
He beat AFC Leopards’ Jacob Keli and Tusker’s Jesse Were to the award. The humble Abondo was not sure if he deserved the prize.
“Am happy to win the first award; I had the feeling but I was not 100% sure because there are many more good players who deserve. I thank God for the award and I thank the organizers too for coming up with the initiative. It is a noble idea to motivate players and in the bigger picture, the team benefits as well.” he said according to supersport.
He expressed gratitude to his team-mates for enabling him to bag the award.
“My aim for the season is to help Gor Mahia to stay on top to the end of the season and I understand it is not just about me but my team mates as well. I thank them all and the coach too for the support,” he said.
Abondo has found the back of the net a total of 11 times in different competitions this season. His most recent effort was a free-kick against SoNy of Awendo seen below