Centre Back Joash Onyango has been voted the 2019 2019 Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Player of the Year. He beat the other contenders: Francis Kahata and Enosh Ochieng to the title.
Its an incredible achievement for Onyango to win ahead of Ochieng who finished as the league’s top scorer with 20 goals and Kahata who was the league’s best playmaker.
Onyango has been solid in the backline and also won the defender of the year title. He took home Ksh 1 million in prize money.
Golden Glove; 1.Faruk Shikalo (Bandari), 2. Justine Ndikumana (Sofapaka), 3.Samuel Odhiambo (Western Stima);
Defender, 1.Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Kelvin Wesonga (Sony Sugar), Brian Otieno (Bandari FC).
Midfielder; 1.Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Abdalla Hassan (Bandari FC), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United);
Golden Boot:1.Enosh Ochieng 20 goals (Ulinzi Stars), Allan Wanga 18 goals (Kakamega Homeboyz), Umaru Kasumba 17 goals (Sofapaka).
New Young Player, 1.David Majaka (Tusker FC), Jackson Dwang (Nzoia FC), Daniel Sakari (Kakamega Homeboyz), Coach of the year; 1.Hassan Oktay (Gor Mahia), Bernard Mwalala (Bandari FC), John Baraza (Sofapaka).