Zoo’s Madoya crowned league’s best


A proud Madoya poses with his award after he was bestowed with the honour on ...
A proud Madoya poses with his award after he was bestowed with the honour on Tuesday.

Expelled Zoo FC on Tuesday received a consolation token after diminutive midfielder Michael Madoya bagged the Kenyan Premier League Player award for June and July.

Madoya, fondly known as ‘Dogo’ among  his peers  found favor among sports journalists who voted him June/July’s best ahead of team mate Nicholas Kipkirui, Sofapaka’s Ezekiel Okare and John Mwita of Chemelil Sugar.

The skillful midfielder with a “goal den” touch took home a 49- inch LG television set and Sh100, 000 for his heroics while the rest of squad shared Sh50, 000.

LOOK HERE:Madoya is all smiles as he displays his TV-set present and a personalised trophy.
LOOK HERE:Madoya is all smiles as he displays his TV-set present and a personalised trophy.

His midfield mastery helped the top flight debutants grind six points from draws with Kariobangi Sharks, Mathare United, Kakamega Homeboyz and victory over Chemelil Sugar.

He polled 27 followed by Okare who garnered 25 while Kipkirui and Mwita polled 14. Madoya and the entire Zoo fraternity expressed optimism following the crowning of Madoya.

Madoya is the local king of assists having helped create seven goals. He also boasts of seven goals to his name and is the creative force in Zoo.

“I have played for a very long time but this is the first award I’m getting. It comes at a time when things are not good for the club and I hope it’s the beginning of better tidings for Zoo,” the 26 year-old said.

Meanwhile, club chairman Ken Ochieng has said that he intends to stop the league through the courts in a bid to get the issue resolved.

 Zoo Kericho FC chairman and coach Ken Ochieng instructs his charges during their National Super League (NSL) match against Wazito FC at the Camp Toyoyo grounds on October 12, 2016. Ochieng on Tuesday said that he will be heading to court to seek redress over their expulsion from the league. Photo/sportpicha.

Zoo Kericho FC chairman and coach Ken Ochieng instructs his charges during their National Super League (NSL) match against Wazito FC at the Camp Toyoyo grounds on October 12, 2016. Ochieng on Tuesday said that he will be heading to court to seek redress over their expulsion from the league. Photo/sportpicha.

Zoo had played 25 rounds up until the high court instructed the league to revert to sixteen team league, effectively knocking them out of the top –tier competition

“It is not fair at all for the players who have worked hard to get the team promoted and through the premier league rounds. We don’t know where we are supposed to play because the high court didn’t say where we are going,” he said, adding. “We did not commit any mistake and the federation and league body should address this issue so that the players don’t suffer.”

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