Tag: Michael Olunga



4 Sep 17

Harambee stars before the match.
Image courtesy of Kenneth Muguna

Gor Mahia midfield ace Kenneth Muguna played his first international match in a friendly match against Mozambique on Sunday. Muguna made the starting line-up and was impressive and national team coach Stanley Okumbi was elated at Muguna’s performance.

“Muguna was brilliant, especially in the first half. He has great confidence and it is like he has been in the team for long. The best thing is that we are introducing many players at this level, which is good for the team,” the coach told Soka.co.ke

Muguna was satisfied with his performance.
“It was an honour to make my national team debut yesterday against Mozambique. An important step and a great learning experience. Thanks for your support. Always,” he said on his social media pages.

Also in action was George Odhiambo Blackberry who was making a return to the national team after several years. Odhiambo first made his international debut as far back as 2008 when he was barely out of secondary school. At the time, he and Kevin Omondi, both recent school leavers, were seen as the most promising players in Kenya But whereas Blackberry has resuscitated his career, Omondi has disappeared into oblivion.

The match ended 1-1. Sweden-based Eric Johanna scored for Kenya in the 85th minute to cancel out Domingues Pelembe’s 59th minute goal.

Harambee Stars XI: Patrick Matasi (GK), David Owino (C), Joakins Atudo, Aboud Omar, David Ochieng, Kenneth Muguna, Anthony Akumu, George Odhiambo, Clifton Miheso, Eric Johanna and Jesse Were.

Subs: Fredrick Otinda (GK), Robinson Kamura, Victor Asembeka, John Makwatta, Timothy Otieno, Boniface Muchiri, Daniel Otieno, Brian Mandela and Victor Majid.

Olunga to play in La Liga

Former Gor Mahia attacker Michael Olunga is set to play in Spain’s top tier with Girona FC.  Olunga will be temporarily leaving the Chinese league where his sojourn did not work out as expected.

“Michael Olunga joined Girona FC in the last hours of the transfer window, joining on loan for one season from Guizhou in China,” tweeted the Swedish based agent and founder of Global Soccer Management that handles Olunga among many others players.

Girona, which was promoted to La Liga at the end of the 2016/17 season, also the acquisition.

“Olunga will complete the Girona attack on the historic premiere of the team in the highest category of Spanish football. The player joins Guizhou Zhicheng of the Chinese Superliga,” a statement on the club portal read.

Olunga becomes the second Kenyan to play in La Liga after MacDonald Mariga.


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11 Jun 17

Gor Mahia custodian Boniface Oluoch was between the sticks when Harambee stars started their 2019 Africa Nations cup campaign on a sour note, going down 2-1 to Sierra Leone. Musa Mohamed was deployed at right back. Also in action were former Kogalo players David Owino Calabar, Eric Ouma Marcelo, Anthony Akumu and Michael Olunga.

Additional Reporting from the Nation
Kenya began her bid for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on a sour note as they lost 2-1 to Sierra Leone on Saturday evening in a highly tempered match at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown.

Julius Wuobay and captain Umaru Bangoura scored a goal in each half for Sierra Leone, and Michael Olunga provided the only response for Kenya with a lovely goal taken free kick in the 75th minute.

In the 41st minute, Stars suffered a major setback when South Africa-based defender Brian “Niang” Mandela received a straight red card for a tackle on striker Alhassan Kamara, who was through on goal.

Mandela slid against a goal-bound Kamara in an attempt to dispossess him, but missed the ball and brought him down and prompting a red card from Nigerian referee Ferdinand Udoh – who was rounded up by Stars players at full time as they aired their displeasure at the way he had controlled proceedings.

Stars struggled to finish that first half with ten men, but coach Stanley Okumbi effected changes immediately after the breather to bring in defender David “Cheche” Ochieng in place of Kariobangi Sharks striker Masoud Juma, who was making his debut.

More trouble befell Kenya in the 68th minute as left back Eric “Marcelo” Ouma brought down John Kamara inside the box, thereby gifting the hosts a penalty.

BANGOURA SCORES

As any captain would do, Bangoura stepped forward to take the penalty, placed the ball high to Boniface Oluoch’s left side to double their advantage.

Kenya’s only response in the match came from China-based striker Michel Olunga superbly placed the ball past a stranded Sierra Leone wall and goalkeeper from a free-kick just on the edge of the box.

Winger Ayub Timbe, also based in China, was hacked down before the referee aarded the free-kick.

Olunga had earlier on squandered a chance for Kenya to draw Kenya level in the first half, after latching onto a rebound inside six yards, but could only hit the cross bar when scoring was easier.

Coach Stanley Okumbi had made only two changes in his regular starting 11, but retained his preferred midfield quarter of Victor Wanyama, Ayub Timbe, Anthony Akumu and Eric Johanna.

In the absence of injured Zesco United striker Jesse Were, Okumbi chose to hand Juma his debut in the match, and he was to partner Olunga up front.

Musa Mohammed, who has been lurking in the shadows in such high profile games, also returned to the starting line-up at the right back position.

Sierra Leone began the match on a high, making dangerous runs and succeeding in destabilising the Stars backline on several occasions.

Stars however had two clear cut chances in that period, but Olunga and Juma were not clinical enough to convert the opportunities into goals.

Juma came with Stars’ first real chance in the 17th minute when he was left with the goalkeeper to beat, but he only fluffed his lines with the goal mouth gaping.

The defeat left Stars players, who were forced to play for about 50 minutes one-man less, with a bitter taste at full time.

Starting lineup:

1 Bonface Oluoch, 2 Musa Mohammed, 3 Erick Ouma, 15 David Owino, 5 Brian Mandela (red card 41min), 12 Victor Wanyama, 6 Anthony Akumu, 10 Erick Johanna (Onyango 66′), 7 Ayub Timbe (Waruru 90′), 9 Masoud Juma (Ochieng 46′), 14 Michael Olunga

Substitutes

18 Patrick Matasi, 20 Simon Mbugua, 19 Joseph Okumu, 4 David Ochieng, 8 Samuel Onyango, 11 Stephen Waruru, 17 Ernest Wendo
 


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26 Mar 17

Goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch was the only Kogalo player in the starting line-up as Kenya recorded an impressive 2-1 win over DR Congo. This follows a similar victory last year when Kenya beat the Congolese 1-0 in Kinshasa. The man of the moment was former Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga who struck twice. It was his strike that had also sunk the Congolese in Kinshasa. The first goal was especially spectacular as he picked up a pass on from Mandela on the left flank, turned a defender inside out and unleashed a rising shot with his weaker right foot. The second goal was due to good work by Owino Calabar who found fast rising Sammy Onyango. The latters cross was met by Olunga.

In the process, new coach Stan Okumbi continues to silence naysayers including this author. He has yet to lose a match since he was appointed Stars coach. Most fans wondered why a coach with no experience even coaching a KPL team was appointed.

Former Gor Mahia ace David Owino “Calabar” was also in the starting line-up while Kenneth Muguna was on the bench. Bad news for Gor Mahia fans comes in the form of Musa Mohamed’s injury which he picked up against Uganda Cranes.

As for Boniface Oluoch, he has been solid for the national team. But he was less than solid today and will now face intense competition from Patrick Matasi who got rave reviews for his performance against the Uganda Cranes. Twice it required a defender to make a goal line save. And twice, what looked like legitimate goals were disallowed by Kenyan referee Humphrey Omweno of the tear gas fame. See the highlights and judge for yourself.

Match Highlights

Additional reporting from futaa.com
Harambee Stars put smiles on its supporters as two goals from striker Michael Olunga who was celebrating his birthday gave Stanley Okumbi’s side a 2-1 win over DRC Congo in a friendly played on Sunday 26 March 2017 at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.

The visitors were the first to produce threats but with the fans behind the home team, Harambee Stars did not take long before they stunned them with Brain Mandela picking Olunga who cut from the left flank and unleashed a fierce shot to give Stanley Okumbi’s side an early lead.

After the opening goal, both teams started to calm down with the game being balanced before Ikoko Jordan got himself in the referee’s book after a tackle on Johanna Omollo. Jesse Were curved in a nice freekick that found David Cheche who headed for a goal but goalkeeper Kiasumbua Joel kept the danger away. In the 27th minute, Kebano Neeksen’s tried to initiate an attack but Wanyama made a sliding tackle to disposes him off the ball. With the visitors looking for an equalizer, a moment of controversy came to place when the Congo players claimed the ball had crossed the goal post line but the centre referee waved the claims away.

Stars almost got a second but Sammy Onyango’s long range effort was tipped out by Congo keeper Kiasumuba Joel from a corner before Mandela headed the ball out. David Owino later connected Jesse Were’s cross to head the ball in but Kiasumbua was on alert to deny him a chance. With the first half almost finished, Junior Kabananga almost gave the visitors an equalizer but Boniface Oluoch made a nice save to deny him.

The second half saw the visitors come with a winning intent and Boniface Oluoch was lucky to see Kabananga’s shot go inches wide before saving a floated corner from Gael Katuka. The visitors continued to pile pressure on Okumbi’s side and they finally found a way when Mandela commited a foul outside the penalty area only for Gael Kakuta to give his side the leveler with a well-taken free-kick. Moments after the goal, Okumbi made his first change of the game; Johanna Omollo out, Paul Were in. Kakuta almost gave Kenyans a moment of scare when he looped the ball over keeper Oluoch but he was ruled for an offside.

However, it was Olunga on the mark again, this time being found by Samuel Onyango to find the back of the net and leave the opponents scratching their heads. With time ticking, Leopards almost found a leveler once more but veteran Joakins Atudo made sure none of that happened with a fine goal line clearance, after Bolingi Jonathan

 


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25 Jan 17

Former Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga will become the first Kenyan to play for a top tier Chinese side. He is set to leave Swedish top tier side IF Djugardens to join Chinese side Guizhou Zhicheng.

His local agent Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, the former Kenya national team coach, confirmed to the Standard that the 22-year-old has joined the Chinese Super League side.

“It is a done deal, but full details will come later,” Mulee said to the Standard.

Reports suggest that the Chinese side paid Ksh 450 million. Which means IF Djugardens have made a staggering profit as they paid only Ksh 16.7 million to sign Olunga.

As Olunga was on loan at Gor Mahia, it is unlikely that any of that money will come to the club. IF Djugardens also entertained offers for Olunga from Russian giants CSKA Moscow.

Guizhou Zhicheng have two other Africans on theior suad: Yves Ekwalla of Cameroun and Ali Ghazal of Egypt. The Chinese league is on the rise and has been able to attract top tier talent like Carlos Tevez of Argentina and Jon Mikel Obi.

Friendly
Gor Mahia will play Kenyan Premier League side Thika United in a friendly match set for Saturday, January 28 at Camp Toyoyo ground starting 3:00pm. This according to goal.com

The DSTV Super cup match against Tusker tha twas slated for this Sunday has been postponed and will be re-scheduled when 2017 KPL fixtures are released.
“Yes, the Dstv Super Cup match will not be played on Sunday because SuperSport wants to make it closer to league kick-off. They will now set a date after seeing the league fixtures so as to play the match a week earlier.” said Ronald Ngala to goal.com.


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4 Oct 16


 

Gor Mahia goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch was the man between the posts and Eric Ouma came in as a late substitute as Kenya surprised DR Congo 1-0 in a friendly match played at Le Stade de Martyrs in Kinshasa. The match as well as recent good results against teams like Zambia and Congo-Brazzaville signals a turn in the fortunes of the national team since the departure of the deplorable Sam Nyamweya and Mohamed Hatimy before him under whom Kenya fans went through eight years of misery.
Also in action were former Kogallo players: Michael Olunga who scored the winning goal, David Owino Calabar who was the captain as well as Rama Salim who is now in the Slovakian 3rd tier and Zambia based Anthony Akumu.
Additional reporting from futaa.com

Harambee Stars stretched their recent impressive record under coach Stanley Okumbi further with a 1-0 win over DR Congo’s Leopards 1-0 thanks to a second half goal from Michael Olunga.

The in-form Sweden based attacker strike proved the match winner as Stars downed another formidable African opponent to extend the coach’s unbeaten run to five games.

In a clash, Kenya transitioned from a rather defensive approach in the opening half before turning the match on their favour moments after a couple of second half changes to stun the AFCON bound rivals.

Dominant hosts

The host looked more determined and dominant in the first half exchanges at the Stade Martys as Stars contend with to soaking up the host onslaught.

The almost the lead after a teasing cross of the right wing that was headed just wide with Boniface Oluoch seeming beaten. Congo came back on on same dominant gear after the breather dictating most of the exchanges and play.

Congo missed chances

The host almost stormed the lead after a defense splitting pass to firmin Mubele ended with a dangerous shot veering just over Oluoch cross bar while Jordan Botaka could only side net after pulling clear of Brian Mandela of the left wing.

Approaching the hour mark, Stars made their first change with American based David Ochieng sent on in place of Ismael Gonzalez before Rama Salim paved way for Paul Were in their second change some minutes later.

It’s the second alteration that worked in birthing Stars breakthrough with Paul Were hugely involved.

Stars opener

Acclaimed for his direct approach, the former Leopards winger embarked on a rare forward move off the left flank before unleashing a cross that came off the upright of Joel Kiassumbua post but only as far as Olunga who chested down to poke home from close range.

The goal worked in startling Florent Ibenge men and their response was up to task as they forced a headed attempt just wide.

Jordan Botaka was at host attacking instinct minutes later but his effort after powering inside Stars territory was straight at Stars Keeper who parried it back.

On other end, Stars looked lively on transition with Olunga combining with Weres to earn earn Kenya another corner inside the final ten.

A number of earned set pieces had a chasing Congo coming close at the final stages but the back line held on to upset the host with a derserved shut out in the tie.

Congo DR Starting XI:
16. Kiassumbua Joel (Matampi Vumi Ley 46’), 14. Zakuani Gabriel, 4. Dualembo Christopher, 22. Chancel Mbemba, 6. Nsimba Vital (13. Lomalisa Joyce 46’), 20. Maghoma Jacques, 15. Youssef Mulumbu, 8. Mpoku Jose (12.Lukebakio Dody 73’), 7. Jordan Botaka, Mubele Firmin (10. Kebano Neeskens 83’), 9. Jonathan Bolingi (Yannick Bolassie 38’)

Unused subs:
2. Issama Djos, 17. Bope Merveille,

Kenya Starting XI:
Boniface Oluoch (GK), Jockins Atudo, David Owino (c), Brian Mandela, Aboud Omar (Erick Ouma 88′), Anthony Akumu, Ismael Gonzalez (David Ochieng’ , Eric Johanna (Victor Majid 80’), Rama Salim (Paul Were 62’), Jesse Were,
Michael Olunga.

Unused Subs:
James Saruni (GK), Amos Ekhalie, Mark Makwatta


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23 Mar 16

In a departure from recent times when Gor Mahia players played critical roles in the national team, there will be no current Gor Mahia player on the field against Guinea Bissau besides Musa Mohamed. Goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch is on the bench and is unlikely to see playing time barring an injury to Arnold Origi.

On the field will be Michael Olunga, who will be depended upon for goals. Olunga scored several goals for Harambee stars and for the national U23 team in 2015. Also on the field will be former Kogalo players Anthony Akumu and David Owino who are now at Zambian side Zesco United.

Harun Shakava and Francis Kahata were also dropped. The exclusion of Collins Okoth is difficult to explain.

A surprise inclusion in the starting line-up is Pattilah Omoto who has failed to impress in the KPL. Its a big gamble for coach Stan Okumbi dropping an experienced player like Gattuso or even Kahata in favour of Omotto.

Starting XI: Arnold Origi (GK), Musa Mohammed, James Situma, Brian Mandela, David Owino Patillah Omoto, Victor Wanyama (C) Eric Johanna, Johanna Omolo, Clifton Miheso,  Michael Olunga.

Subs: Boniface Oluoch (GK), Dennis Odhiambo, David King’atua, Anthony Akumu, Anthony Kimani,  Michael Ovella Ochieng, Jesse Were.

Ocholla complains of large entourage

New FKF chair Nick Mwendwa has come under fire from among others former Gor Mahia player and coach Tobias Ocholla. The criticism comes due to the fact that the chartered flight taking Stars to Guinea Bissau had only 12 players and 18 officials.

It is not clear why Mwendwa would bring so many joy riders. And this is a federation that Mwendwa claims is broke and unable to meet its financial obligations.

 


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17 Feb 16

Olunga in action against Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest

Former Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga has scoreda major milestone in his career. Swedish side Djurgården has signed him to a four year contract. Olunga was elated at the development.
“I am very happy things have been finalised and I am officially a Djurgården player after successful trials. I was very impressed with the reception I got in the team and I promise to give them my best in all the matches.” After getting the opportunity the job of delivering starts immediately as I have to score those goals as required,” Olunga told supersport.com.

It goes to show that Gor Mahia as a club is a very good platform for a player who wants to showcase his skills to European scouts. Olunga follows in the footsteps of George Odhiambo “Blackberry” who signed a four year contract with Danish side FC Randers in 2010. Olunga is different in that he has the technical skills and tactical awareness that are required by European sides.

Even sports director Bosse Andersson is impressed with Olunga’s technical skills.

“We are very happy, he has impressed us, he has incredibly good characteristics,ts director.
He has an extreme ability to score, he will go a long way as a footballer, says Bosse Andersson.

Anderson is also impressed with Olunga’s personal motivation.

“He has huge potential, he has high standards for himself. It will be a pleasure to work with the engineer. We have had a good dialogue with his club (Liberty Academy ). This is a long-term solution, it is important that he gets to feel safe with us, says Bosse Andersson.

Future potential

Anderson thinks that Olunga’s hard work and focus will take him to the biggest leages in Europe.

“He is very ambitious and focused, he trains hard and always wants to learn and take the next step. Then I think he made a fantastic impression as a person both on and off the pitch. His development potential is huge and the low pressure environment of our Djurgården club will allow him to develop into a striker for the biggest leagues in Europe. It is his goal of Michael and he has the characteristics required for it.

Video of Olunga’s goal against Aalesund

One of the technical skills that Olunga has that is required for a player to pass trials in Europe is the ability to shoot accurately and effectively with both feet. Here scores a spectacular goal with his left foot which is his weaker foot.

 

Olunga will complete his engineering studies in Stockholm

Post Match Interview

A much more relaxed Michael Olunga answered questions from the media after the match.

Reporter: Olunga are you yourself looking forward to becoming a blue-striped player?

Olunga: I think I am ready to sign on anytime. It feels good. I want to evolve and take Djurgården to the next level. It will be an honor to represent this club,

Reporter: Tell us about the goal you scored

Olunga: It’s all about training. We have been training with Hugo (Berggren, assistant coaches) and he has invited me to shoot.
– The best way to present yourself in front of such a crowd is to score, so when I came to the game, I knew I needed to do something. I thank God and everyone who has supported me. Bosse Andersson and all of this has been received me very well and I feel at home.

Reporter: Your goal, it is a typical Michael Olunga goals?

Olunga: Yes, it is a typical Michael Olunga goals (laughs). I make such goals, but as long as the ball goes into the net, no matter how neat it is. But this was neat, complete striker.


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16 Jan 16

ON hand to receieve the award were Ronald Ngala, Michael Olunga, Jerim Onyango and Musa Mohamed
Image courtesy of safaricom

Gor Mahia had a memorable season in 2015 in which they won the league unbeaten, won two other trophies a, reached the final of the CECAFA club  and the semi-finals of the GoTV shield. For that they were rewarded by being named the Kenya sports team of the year.

It marks the second time that a KPL team has won this award. Ulinzi stars won in 2010. Gor Mahia were nominated in 2013 and finished second to the Kenya Rugby sevens team.

Michael Olunga was  nominated for the sports person of the year award. But he did not make it into the top three. He was probably let down by the fact that despite his goal-scoring exploits, Harambee stars were dismal in 2015. Also this award is almost always dominated by the track and field athletes.

Results

Sports Personality of the Year:

Julius Yego (Athletics-javelin)

Sportsman of the Year:

1. Julius Yego (Athletics), 2.Asbel Kiprop (Athletics), 3.Geoffrey Kamworor (Athletics)

Sportswoman of the Year:

1. Hyvin Kiyeng (Athletics), 2. Mercy Moim (Volleyball), 3. Florence Kiplagat (Athletics)

Most Promising-Woman:

1. Agnes Jebet (Athletics), 2. Cellphine Chespol (Athletics), 3. Rebecca Kamau (swimming)

Most Promising-Man:

1. Kumari Taki (Athletics), 2. Vincent Kipyegon (Athletics), 3. Jeremy Wahome (Motorsport)

Sportswoman of the Year (Disability):

1. Cecilia Wangechi (Athletics), Hellen Wawira (Powerlifting), Susan Gatwiri (Athletics), Joyline Jemutai (Athletics)

Sportsman of the Year (Disability):

1.Onesmus Mutinda (Special Olympics), 2. Alex Komen (Athletics), David Korir (Athletics)

Team of the Year-Men:

1. Gor Mahia (Soccer), 2. National Hockey team (Hockey), 3. Kenya Simba 15s (Rugby)

Team of the Year-Women:

1.Malkia strikers (Volleyball), 2. Malkia Strikers- All Africa Games Team(Volleyball), 3. Telkom Orange (Hockey)

Evergreen Category:

Ezekiel Kemboi (Athletics)

Coach of the Year:

David Lung’aho (Volleyball)

Comeback of the Year:

Lawrence Buyachi (Rugby)

Sports Federation of the Year:

1.The Kenya Volleyball Federation, 2. Kenya Rowing and Canoeing, 3. Boxing Association

School Team of the Year-Girls:

1. Sinyolo Girls (Hockey), 2. AIC Kosirai (Volleyball), Trans Nzoia Mixed(Hockey)

School Team of the Year-Boys:

1. Laiser Hill Academy (Rugby), 2. Narok Boys (Hockey), 3. St Peters Mumias Chesirikwa (handball)

School Coach of the Year:

Kelvin Lugalia (St Anthony Boys)-hockey

School Most Outstanding Performance-Boys:

David Parisitao (Ngoleni Secondary School (Javelin)

School Most Outstanding Performance-Girls:

Judy Nkatha

(Shadrack Kimalel) Tennis

Community Hero:

Edna Rotich

Hall of Fame:

Brian Hawkins (Shooting), John Mucheru (Golf), Violet Baraza (Volleyball)


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11 Jan 16

As has been widely expected, Gor Mahia attacker is set to leave for Europe. His likely destination is Swedish side Djurgårdens IF Fotboll

He’s on his way here. Now we are simply trying to find a date that suits. We have talked to his club down there, and we agree. We have the green light by his club to talk to him and he’ll get the trip over here and meet us. Now we are working to resolve visa details. It is a very exciting player, said Djurgårdens sporting director Bosse Andersson Soccer Direct according to Swedish blog fotbollskanalen

Olunga has long been the subject of speculation with reports tying him to South Africa with Bidvest Wits FC and Morocco with Raja Casablanca.

Sweden is a good landing point for him in Europe. The likes of Wanyama, Mariga and others started their European sojourn in Sweden. Djurgårdens finished sixth last season in the Swedish top tier.

 

Meanwhile coach Frank Nuttall is set to return from Scotland where he has been on a well deserved holiday.

“The coach has been away on holiday and he is set to return tomorrow. He will take over the team and start preparing for the new season” said Ronald Ngala to futaa.com

As for Meddie Kagere, Gor Mahia will be leaving it up to the last moment to make a decision. They apparently have given him until January 14th to confirm whether he will renew his contract at the club.

He requested that we give him more time to make a decision and we are still waiting on him. The latest will be on January 14 because we will have to compile a list before sending it to CAF on January 15. If he agrees to stay well and good and if he does not then we will have to proceed and get other players who will replace him, Ngala told Futaa.com.


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7 Jan 16


Kenyan footballers are very rarely nominated for the Kenya Sportsman of the year award. For 2015 however Gor Mahia ace Michael Olunga is among 5 other sportsmen nominated for the annual award. Olunga had a phenomenal year in 2015. He was the second leading scorer in the premier league and scored more goals than anyone in international games. He was also top scorer in the 2015 CECAFA cup.

Olunga will have to compete with Track athletes Asbel Kiprop, Ezekiel Kemboi and Julius Yego.  Also nominated if hockey goalkeeper Linus Kipkemboi.

Olunga was nominated in the most promising sportsman category in 2013. Other Gor Mahia players who have been nominated in the past are George Odhiambo (2010) and Dan Sserunkuma (2012). In 2009, Blackberry was voted the most promising sportsman. And in 2010, Zedekiah Otieno was voted coach of the year after he steered a youthful Gor Mahia side to the brink of winning the league.

This year, on the women’s side the list includes the top lady shooter of 2015 Nune Bonaya, top marathoner Florence Kipgalat and Gladys Cherono.

Bonaya just fell short of making history when she finished second in the Kenya Open Bisley tournament.

Attacker Mercy Moim, Malkia’s strikers top scorer from the world grand prix who recently signed for a Finnish club and Naomi Wafula, the leading lady golfer complete the women’s list.


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