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Zesco United new striker nominated for MVP award in Kenya

Zesco United striker Umaru Kasumba has been nominated for the Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) Most Valuable Player prize for the 2018/19 season.

Kasumba was a Sofapa player prior to making his switch to the Zambia Super League Champions. In Kenya he won the player of the month accolade 3 times and emerged 3rd top scorer with 17 goals in the league, 21 in all competitions.

In the category he will battle former Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata and new captain Joash Onyango who were key for K’Ogalo’s title defense during the 2018/19 Kenyan domestic season.

The final listing of three in each category will be done on August 16 before the awards ceremony being held three days later.

Kasumba has already started his life in Zambia, Scoring on his debut for the Ndola giants in the CAF Champions league first leg 2-0 win over Green Mamba of Eswatini.

Full Nominees For The 2018/19 SJAK Awards

Golden Glove

Faruk Shikalo
Justin Ndikumana
Kevin Omondi
Samuel Odhiambo – Western Stima
Morgan Alube – Chemelil Sugar
Omar Adisa – KCB

Defenders

Brian Otieno -Bandari
David Owino – Mathare United
Fainus Jacobs – Sofapaka
Kelvin Wesonga – SoNy Sugar
Joash Onyango- Gor Mahia
Harun Shakava – Gor Mahia.

Midfielders

Francis Kahata – Gor Mahia
Cliff Nyakea – Mathare United
Bonface Muchiri – Tusker
Danson Chatambe – Zoo Kericho
Whyvone Isuza – AFC Leopards
Abdallah Hassan – Bandari

New young player

David Majak – Tusker
Jackson Dwang – Nzoia Sugar
Moses Mudavadi – Bandari
Daniel Sakari – Kakamega Homeboyz
Joshua Nyatini – SoNy Sugar

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Francis Kahata – Gor Mahia
Joash Onyango – Gor Mahia
Umaru Kasumba – Sofapaka
Enosh Ochieng – Ulinzi Stars
Allan Wanga – KK Homeboyz
Boniface Muchiri – Tusker Fc.

Coach of the year

Hassan Oktay – Gor Mahia
John Baraza – Sofapaka
Patrick Odhiambo – Sony Sugar
Benard Mwalala – Bandari
Robert Matano – Tusker
Francis Kimanzi – Mathare United

 

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