Nakumatt Coach Wins Monthly Award

Nakumatt FC tactician Anthony Mwangi is the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for May.

With his fete Nakumatt became the 1st team to scoop both player and coach’s gong in a single month following Boniface Mukhekhe’s crowning last week.

The 33 year-old Mwangi was in charge of Nakumatt’s technical bench when they recorded three victories and a draw to claim the most number of league points in May.

10 points garnered in their best run of the season also lifted Nakumatt from relegation embers to mid table comfort. Sofapaka also recorded three victories and a draw but Batoto Ba Mungu tactician John Baraza lost out to Mwangi on superior goal count. 

In spite of the stellar performance in May, Mwangi has since been redeployed to the role of assistant coach with American Melis Medo taking over as the head coach.

Nakumatt launched their May campaign with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Zoo FC in Kericho followed by a two-all draw against AFC Leopards in Machakos. They then defeated Tusker FC 2-1 in Machakos before beating Posta Rangers 2-0 in the last match of the month at Camp Toyoyo Grounds. The good run saw them move from the foot of the Kenyan Premier League table to 12th position.

Mwangi, a former Liberty Academy, and Mathare Youth coach took home with Sh75000 courtesy of sponsors, Fidelity Insurance, and personalized trophy. He attributed the fine run on financial incentives brought in by new owners and paid tribute to Melis who had just joined the team in a consultancy capacity then.

“The injection of financial investment by new owners helped transform the team during that month but I must give credit to the players for rising to the occasion. We previously went into games without proper training but since finance was availed preparations were better.

The players did their part and I’m grateful it won me this award. I must also say the arrival of Melis gave us a renewed impetus and I’m thankful for him. I’m still young and will surely learn a lot from him.” The soft spoken Mwangi remarked

LG Boosts KPL Player Of The Month Award

Sports Journalists Association of Kenya received a major boost after South Korean manufacturers LG Electronics announced an exciting boost to KPL Player of the Month Awards by increasing the size of television sets given to winners from 43 to 49 inches.

In addition to providing the bigger screens, the company will also dabble into quarterly Community Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in collaboration with recipients of the award to spread football’s love from the pitches right into communities.

The improvement takes effect in February when Kenya Premier league kicks off across the country and will run throughout the year.

This year will see recipients carry home 49 inch sets and pick a charity event within their localities to be supported by LGE and its local staff.

The fusion of charity into football brings to the fore humane values the game is intended to propagate. Moses Marji, LGE Marketing manager expressed his delight at helping spread the love of football off the pitch into communities through charities.

“We are keen on the CSR aspect as much as the awards because the community is very important.”

The awards are driven by Sports Journalists Association of Kenya whose president Chris Mbaisi lauded the passion and commitment shown by corporations like LGE in supporting sports in the country. “We have seen the excitement in our league grow with these monthly awards and it is due to generosity of supportive companies like LG