Zoo FC midfielder Mike Madoya was feted as the 2017 KPL Player of the Year.
KPL Awards: Four for Madoya as Matasi retains Crown
By Fabian Odhiambo | Sat 13 Jan, 2018 07:50

2017 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) newbies Zoo FC's Michael Madoya has been named the most valuable player from the 2017 season- that being just one of the three awards the KPL debutant walked home with from the awards ceremony held in Nairobi on Friday 12th.

Competition

Madoya, warding off stiff competition from 2017 Golden Boot runner-up Meddie Kagere in the MVP category, also bagged Midfielder of the year, Fair Play Player of the year and New player of the year.

In the coaching category, Kariobangi Sharks manager William Muluya was declared coach of the year as Sofapaka's Sam Ssimbwa and Kakamega Homeboyz's Mike Mururi settled for second and third.

To a season they will quickly want to forget, Mathare United had a reason to smile as center-half George 'Wise' Owino  brought to the Slumboys Defender of the Year award. He only needed to stand up to the stiff competition of Posta Rangers skipper Joackins Atudo and Nakumatt's Nicholas Meja.

Matasi Retains

Posta Rangers will however be glad in retaining the Goalkeeper of the Year award after Patrick Matasi stood tall a fierce numbers rivalry comprising Kariobangi Sharks keeper John Oyemba and Homeboyz's David Juma.  

Champions Gor Mahia did not walk away empty-handed as Team Manager Jolawi Obondo bagged a consolation award for the side after dispatching Nzoia Sugar's Evans Kadenge and Ulinzi's Charles Ouma to be named Team Manager of the Year.

Men in Yellow

Referee of the year award went to Badr Yassin after he beat renowned names in the field Davies Omweno and Anthony Ogwayo. Assistant referee of the year went to Aden Marwa whilst second and third were occupied by Gilbert Cheruiyot and Carolyne Kiles.

Fabian Odhiambo

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Mail.. abu.fabian@gmail.com

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