FKF in line for SOYA award


FKF president Nick Mwendwa and Secretary General Robert Muthomi consulting during the 2018 AGM in Kiusumu. ...
FKF president Nick Mwendwa and Secretary General Robert Muthomi consulting during the 2018 AGM in Kiusumu. Photo by Teddy Oyoo

In Summary

  • Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is among three finalist for the 2018 Sports Personality of the Year Award (SOYA) in the category of the federation of the year
  • The football body is seen as the favourite having led national football team Harambee Stars to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals after 15 years of wait

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is among three finalist for the 2018 Sports Personality of the Year Award (SOYA) in the category of the federation of the year.

The football body is seen as the favourite having led national football team Harambee Stars to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals after 15 years of wait.

Also, FKF managed to train 108 referees this year with six of them attaining Confederation of African Football (CAF) status. Similarly, a total of 1328 coaches were trained both at the basic and advanced levels.

Moreover, FKF issued grants for the Women Premier League to honour their fixtures whilst also running the under 13 and Under 15 leagues countrywide.

Other federations set to battle it out for the award alongside FKF are the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) and Athletics Kenya (AK).

On their part KSSSA led the country in retaining the overall title at the regional games held in Musanze, Rwanda after dominating in the various disciplines.

Other key achievement by KSSSA is that they managed to join the Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association as well as the World Secondary Schools Associations which will guarantee the country’s participation in international tournaments commencing 2019.

Last year winners AK are also in contention for the award having led Kenya to successes in the Africa Cross Country Championships held in Chlef, Algeria where Kenya bagged Gold in the senior categories both men and women.

Furthermore, the national under 20 team shone at the World Under 20 Championships held in Tampere, Finland emerging top in the medal standings.

Later in August, the national team once again reigned supreme at the African Athletics Championships held in Asaba, Nigeria after bagging the overall title.

The winner of the annual award will be announced on January 11 at the SOYA awards gala to be held at Fort Jesus, Mombasa.

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