According to the club Chairman Lt. Col. Juma Mwinyikai, Mulinge was awarded because of his dedication and commitment as well as his recall to Harambee StarsAs a measure of lifting players’ morale and appreciating their effort, Ulinzi Stars’ Chairman last year introduced a monthly award to be given to players who are outstanding.
This season, the first player to be recipient of that award is veteran defender James Mulinge Ndetto.
Ulinzi Chairman Lt. Col. Juma Mwinyikai told the club’s official website that Mulinge was honored because of his dedication and commitment to the team as well as his recall to the national team.
“He has been outstanding, his dedication and commitment to the team all through the six games has been commendable. His hard work has also earned him a place back to the national team and these are some of the factors that have led us to award him."
The team’s Officer in Charge Cpt. Joe Birgen echoed Mwinyikai's word adding that it was difficult to make the final decision because all players had shown immense dedication since the start of the season.
"He has been consistent and hard working. It was very difficult to make the final decision because everyone in the team has been giving a good account of themselves and it was not an easy task picking the winner."
Goalkeeper Jacktone Odhiambo, who has only conceded three goals in six matches, as well as Captain Evans Amwoka, who has so far netted two goals, were also rewarded as runners up.
Ulinzi Stars will face Kakamega Homeboyz on Saturday at their Afraha backyard in a premiership match.