The winner of the accolade will be decided by you, the readers of Goal by voting for the player who deserves to be noted for their stellar year
The world's biggest football website Goal.com launched their Kenya edition in August 2012. Before the end of the first year, Goal Kenya has already established itself as the country's number one soccer website and is growing from strength to strength.
With the end of 2013 fast approaching, the time has come for the very first Goal Kenya Player of the Year Award, which will be voted for by the readers of the site at the beginning of December.
The winning player will be announced in mid-December. We will provide our readers with exciting features dedicated to the best players in the country, along with news stories and exclusive interviews of former Kenyan players and coaches, tipping who they believe the contenders should be for 2013. Once the Goal staff have decided on the top five stars of the year, readers will be given the opportunity to select the winner from that group.
All Kenyan players from the KPL and abroad will be eligible to win this award, whether they currently play for Harambee Stars or not. The selection will be based on their performances over the course of this year only.
Readers are encouraged to discuss who they believe the contenders should be on our Facebook page, and on our Twitter page, with the unique hash tag #GoalKenyaPOTY.
Our journalists will produce a number of features dedicated to all the best Kenyan footballers over the year 2013. Then on Monday, December 2 we will reveal Kenya’s top five players, and the voting can begin.