Coach Okumbi, Opiyo clinch March awards


Coach Okumbi, Opiyo clinch March awards

In Summary

  • At the beginning of March, Posta began with a barren draw against Kariobangi Sharks before humbling champions Gor Mahia 1-0 in their subsequent match despite playing with a man less from the fourth minute of the game.
  • As the month came to a close, the team was able to ease their relegation concerns with a 2-0 victory over Mathare United.
  • The national U20, Rising Stars coach beat Kakamega Homeboyz tactician Nicholas Muyoti and Gor Mahia’s Carlos Vaz Pinto to the award.

Posta Rangers coach Stanley Okumbi and goalkeeper Kevin Opiyo have both clinched the March 2021 Coach and Player of the month awards receiving their customized trophies and a cash reward of Ksh 50,000 each at the FKF Goal project offices.

Coach Okumbi, who had only been on the job for a month, led the mailmen to gather seven points out of a possible nine in the month.

At the beginning of March, Posta began with a barren draw against Kariobangi Sharks before humbling champions Gor Mahia 1-0 in their subsequent match despite playing with a man less from the fourth minute of the game.

As the month came to a close, the team was able to ease their relegation concerns with a 2-0 victory over Mathare United.

The national U20, Rising Stars coach beat Kakamega Homeboyz tactician Nicholas Muyoti and Gor Mahia’s Carlos Vaz Pinto to the award.

Kevin Opiyo who had not enjoyed playing time since arriving from the National Super League side APS Bomet in September last year was thrown into the deep end in March and returned the favor by maintaining a flawless record against Kariobangi Sharks, Gor Mahia, and Mathare United.

He emerged victorious after beating Onchwari who scored the lone goal as Zoo narrowly edged Vihiga United 1-0 to register their first win of the season and was named man of the match in their one-all draw in their match against KCB as well as helped his side keep a clean sheet against Western Stima.

Silva on the other hand made it to the top three courtesy of his two goals in four matches which aided the defending champions to pick up six points in the month.

Gor Mahia winger Cliffton Miheso, veteran Nairobi City Stars midfielder Anthony ‘Muki’ Kimani, Kakamega Homeboyz attacking midfielder Christopher Masinza, and Kariobangi Sharks forward Peter Lwassa were among the other shortlisted nominees.

He now becomes the third goalkeeper to win the individual monthly award in recent times after Bandari shot-stopper Justin Ndikumana who was decorated in March 2019 while at Sofapaka and Gabriel Adika who was feted back in 2015 while attached to Western Stima.

-FKF media

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