Stalwart Onyango reaps bountiful rewards of impeccable 2019 season


Stalwart Onyango reaps bountiful rewards of impeccable 2019 season
Joash Onyango poses with the MVP award during the 2019/LG Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Player of the Year awards held at Museum Hill in Nairobi on August 19, 2019. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia defensive stalwart Joash Onyang was voted the Most Valuable Player(MVP) of the 2018/2019 KPL season during the Sports Journalist Association of Kenya{SJAK} awards held in Nairobi yesterday night.

  • The tough tackling defender piped his former teammate Francis Kahata and Ulinzi stars forward Enosh Ochieng to win the MVP that comes with a cash prize money of Sh 1.25 Million.

Gor Mahia defensive stalwart Joash Onyango was voted the Most Valuable Player(MVP) of the 2018/2019 KPL season during the Sports Journalist Association of Kenya{SJAK} awards held in Nairobi yesterday night.

The tough tackling defender piped his former teammate Francis Kahata and Ulinzi stars forward Enosh Ochieng to win the MVP that comes with a cash prize money of Sh 1.25 Million.

Onyango was also voted the defender of the year with Sony Sugar’s Calvin Wasonga coming second in the same category.For his secodnheroics he took home Sh250,000 effectively joining Kenya’s exclusive club of millionaires as he is now Sh1.25 million richer.

Goalkeeper of The Year

1.Faruk Shikalo – Bandari/Yanga SC
2.Justin Ndikumana – Sofapaka FC
3.Samuel Odhiambo – Western Stima

Defender of The Year

1.Joash Onyango – Gor Mahia

Kelvin Wesonga – SoNy Sugar
3.Brian Otieno – Bandari FC

Midfielder of The Year

1.Francis Kahata – Gor Mahia/Simba SC

2.Abdallah Hassan – Bandari FC

Cliff Nyakeya – Mathare United/Al Masr

New/ Young Player of The Year

1.David Majak – Tusker FC

2.Jackson Dwang – Nzoia Sugar
3.Daniel Sakari – Kakamega Homeboyz/ Kariobangi Sharks

Golden Boot Award

1.Enosh Ochieng – Ulinzi Stars
2.Allan Wanga – Kakamega Homeboyz
3.Umaru Kasumba – Sofapaka

Coach of The Year

1.Hassan Oktay – Gor Mahia
2.Bernard Mwalala – Bandari

3.John Baraza – Sofapaka

SJAK President’s award

Dr. Wycliffe Makanga

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