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The ex-Sofapaka defender has managed to curve out for himself a consistent starting role at the heart of defense and scored against SuperSport United

Kenya Player of the Week
James Situma
 
AGE 30
POSITION Defender
TEAM AFC Leopards'
WEEK IN NUMBERS
APPS (GOALS SCORED) 1(4)
TIME ON PITCH 360
PREVIOUS WINS 0
AFC Leopards'
2-2 SuperSport United

Despite joining AFC Leopards’ this season, veteran defender James Situma has managed to curve out for himself a consistent starting role at the heart of defense with a great performance. On Sunday, he scored his first goal for Ingwe in a 2-2 draw against South African side SuperSport United and though the Kenyan club still failed to progress, Situma's opening goal was a great inspiration. Situma made some daring saves in the Caf Confederation Cup contest and survived being sent off before the half time whistle when he pulled down Bennett Chenene in a move that saved AFC Leopards' conceding the first goal.

Congratulations to James Situma Goal.com's 25th Kenya Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Jesse Were- Tusker

Last year's Golden boot runners-up just gets better with every match and on Saturday had his name on the score sheet for the second time in a row during a 2-1 win over Bandari at Ruaraka Stadium. Were was so clinical in his finish proving that he will be one of the top players this season. Two weeks ago, he destroyed Western Stima after initiating a strong Tusker come back by helping his club win 3-1 over the power men. The two goals make Were one of the top scorers so early in the season.

Collins Tiego- KRA

Tiego was on the mark when his side stopped Muhoroni Youth 1-0 at Ruaraka Stadium marking the second victory for the league's new comers. The player has proved to be a reliable front man for coach Ken Kenyatta since apart from scoring goals, he also creates many chances. Kenyatta was full of praise for the player after Saturday's victory: “He (Tiego) is a very focused player and has the experience we need to perform at this level. He will play a big role in helping us do well this season with his reliability and tendency to lift up the rest of the players.”

Job Omuse - Western Stima

Omuse gave coach Henri Omino, the perfect start to his coaching role at Western Stima after scoring in the 69th minute to give the power men a 2-1 win over struggling Nakuru All Stars at Afraha Stadium. Omuse's goal was very important for Stima as it put the team at the top of the summit with nine points out of a possible 12. This is one of the best starts for Stima, who two weeks ago fired coach Francis Baraza and the latest results should help them put behind them recent happenings at the club.

 

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