A staggering 6.75 million Kenya Shillings was spent by betting company Sportpesa to award the best players, coaches and referees during this year’s 2017 Kenya Premier League (KPL) awards.
The amount which is an improvement from last year’s 6.6M budget was allocated towards 13 categories with the Most Valuable Player (MVP), Golden Glove and Golden Boot categories awarded the most monies at one million each.
Madoya Biggest Earner
Zoo’s Michael Madoya who was named MVP, Midfielder, New Player and Fair Player of the year was the biggest beneficiary walking away with a combined sum of Kshs.1.7 million while Posta Ranger’s and Kenya’s hero during the CECAFA tournament, Patrick Matasi who was named Keeper of the year pocketed Kshs.500, 000 with the other half of the million allocated for the category shared between Kariobangi Sharks’ John Oyemba (Kshs, 300, 000) and Kakamega Homeboyz’ David Juma (Kshs.200, 000).
It was the same in the Golden Boot category where Masud Juma who has since joined South African club Cape Town City from Kariobangi Sharks took half with the rest shared between Gor Mahia duo of Meddie Kagere and Jaques Tuyisenge. Masud finished the 2017 campaign with 17 goals.
In the Coaches category, Sharks’ William Muluya topped the category after leading the league debutants to a third place finish in the KPL and will walk away with Ksh.300, 000.