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The forward was in great form notching a hat-trick as champions Tusker FC ended their losing run with a resounding 3-0 win over bogey side Muhoroni Youth

Kenya Player of the Week
Jesse Were
AGE 24
TEAM Tusker
Muhoroni Youth
0-3 Tusker FC

Going into this match, Tusker were in desperate need of victory especially after suffering two consecutive defeats. Before the game, the Tusker forward line was struggling to score goals and Were's three goals could not have come at a better time. By scoring three goals, Were increased his tally to six putting him up there with the leading pack as he is just one shy of the top scorer Jacob Keli. The hat-trick by Were was also the second this season coming after Kennedy Otieno of Thika United had achieved the fete.

Congratulations to Jese Were's 6th Kenya Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Eric Okoth - Bandari

Bandari have not lost at home this season and going into their match against Sofapaka the team, who are making a return to the top league, were expected to struggle against their opponents.However, one man Eric Okoth made all the difference scoring a brace that lifted Bandari to third position in the standings on 20 points. Okoth gave a good account of himself through-out the match and earned an award for his outstanding performance.

Stephen Waruru-Ulinzi Stars

Two years ago, Waruru won the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) golden boot after finishing the season on 12 goals. Since then, not much was heard of the former Thika United striker as job commitments and injuries conspired to keep him out of the pitch. However, on Sunday, he came back and scored a crucial goal for Ulinzi Stars helping the club win 1-0 away against Chemelil Sugar. It was a crucial win for the side that has struggled to even win at home and will certainly inspire them in their up-coming matches.

David Owino- Gor Mahia

Everyone remembers Owino for his outstanding performance against Nigeria in the March 23 World Cup qualifier away in Calabar. Then Owino kept Chelsea striker Victor Moses on toes in a performance that has earned him the nickname ‘Calabar’ raising his game to another level. At the weekend he scored for his side which went down 2-1 to Western Stima and was denied another goal after being ruled off-side. He is one of the rare defenders, who scored at the weekend.


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