Congratulations to Ali Abondo

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

Image courtesy of Gor Mahia phasebook

7 thoughts on “Congratulations to Ali Abondo

  1. Well Done Teargas, Shame on EC this bloated office is simply not effective

    From Futaa.com

    5 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clubs have been fined by the league managers in an amount totaling to Kshs. 1 560 000 to be paid latest Friday 15 May.

    Champions Gor and their rivals Leopards have been ordered to pay Kshs. 240 000 and Kshs. 200 000 respectively for various mistakes with Western Stima evading the fines.

    Kshs. 100 000

    According to the KPL Clubs Status Report sent out to clubs and in futaa.com’s possession, Ingwe and K’Ogalo were punished Kshs. 60 000 and Kshs. 50 000 for not submitting line ups to KPL broadcast right holders on time with Gor too having to dish out Kshs. 100 000 following their coach, Frank Nuttal, failing to be interviewed by the league broadcasters.

    For ignoring to submit the 2015 Authority Document, 12 clubs have been fined Kshs. 50 000 with Bandari FC, Gor Mahia, Tusker FC and Western Stima escaping the punishment while Chemelil Sugar, City Stars and Muhoroni Youth were fined Kshs. 20 000 each for late arrival of an ambulance in their respective home matches or lack of a proper ambulance in a match.

    Kshs. 1, 560, 000

    Meanwhile, seven clubs were fined Kshs. 90 000 while Chemelil and SoNy Sugar Kshs. 30 000 each for failing to submit the club referee assessment form which is a requirement for all clubs after their respective league ties. City Stars, KCB FC, Mathare United, Sofapaka, Thika United, Ulinzi Stars and Western Stima survived the strokes to bring a total of amount expected in the KPL account by Friday to Kshs. 1, 560, 000 only.

    -The deadline of paying the fines is Friday (15th May), KPL’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jack Oguda confirmed to futaa.com

    Level of officiating

    This comes in the wake of clubs complaining on the level of officiating in top flight football whilst begging KPL to rectify the mess.

    Gor Mahia – Kshs. 240 000

    Leopards – Kshs. 200 000

    Muhoroni Youth – Kshs. 160 000

    Ushuru FC and Nakuru AllStars – Kshs. 140 000

    Chemelil Sugar – Kshs. 100 000

    Bandari and Tusker FC – Kshs. 90000

    SoNy Sugar – Kshs. 80 000

    City Stars – Kshs. 70 000

    Sofapaka, Mathare United, Thika United, Ulinzi Stars and KCB FC – Kshs. 50 000

    1. And now CAF fines Gor Mahia? Nyamweya fight your battles with Rachier, you are digging your grave now when you involve Kogallo

  2. A 7 points gap if ULINZI beats mathare with their match at hand. Otherwise it is officially 8 points gap after 11 matches. 4 more to go. Bag 10 points out of 12 and rest at the minimum with 37 points or else bag 12 and finish tops with 39 points. This will be a historical achievement and coach Nuttal will have stamped his name in the hall of farm in both K’Ogalo and KPL competition.

  3. CONGTATZ BRO’ KEEP THE FIRE BURNING AND LET’S BURN MORE MORE CLUBS TO THE CUP! YOU DESERVE IT TRUELY.

  4. Conrat “Teargas” had work always pays! then next thing to do on Sunday I expect you Abondo, Olunga Mike and Eddie Kagere to SCORE two goals each of you I do not hear that you tie goals with other players from other Clubs!. “KUDOS” Good games Guys.

  5. KPL, should stop the habit of finning K’Ogalo and AFC, all the time, dont they hear that Nyamweya and his FKF, want loose the Sponsorship becaese of the ” SEMEJI DEBBY” Please J.O. go slow on these two teams otherwise “I DONT KONW”

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