Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards attract poor entry in the KPL Awards nomination list

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A total of 13 categories will be contested for during the Annual Gala set to be staged at the Kabete School of Government

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have attracted five nominees in the 2018 KPL Awards Gala set for October 25.

The annual Gala will be staged at the Kenya School of Government in Kabete. Despite K'Ogalo dominating the last campaign that saw Dylan Kerr retain the league title, only Haron Shakava, Joash Onyango and Jacques Tuyisenge made it to the nomination list.

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Onyango and Shakava will fight it out for the Defender of the Year award while Tuyisenge, having scored 15 league goals last season, has been nominated for the already grabbed Golden Boot Award. Erick Kapaito is the outright winner, having scored a goal more than Tuyisenge.

Gor Mahia have also been nominated for the Fair Play Club of the Year while Kerr got a nomination for the coach of the year. Ingwe have attracted three; Marvin Nabwire having two of those-New Player of the Year and Midfielder of the Year same as Whyvonne Isuza.

Full nomination list; Most Valuable Players Nominees: Erick Kapaito-Kariobangi Sharks, Michael Madoya-Zoo FC, Farouk Shikhalo-Bandari, Cliff Nyakeya-Mathare United, Felly Mulumba-Bandari; Defender of the year, Felly Mulumba-Bandari, Titus Echesa-Posta Rangers, Oliver Ruto-Ulinzi, Joash Onyango-Gor Mahia, Haron Shakava-Gor Mahia; Fair Play Player of the Year; Michael Madoya-Zoo, Erick Kapaito-Kariobangi Sharks, Felly Mulumba-Bandari, Piston Mutamba-Sofapaka, Dennis Ombeva-Vihiga UnitedCoach of the year, Dylan Kerr-Gor Mahia, Bernard Mwalala-Bandari; Dunstan Nyaudo-Ulinzi Stars, John Baraza-Sofapaka, Robert Matano-TuskerGolden Glove Award, Farouk Shikhalo-Bandari, Patrick Matasi-Tusker, Mathias Kigonya-Sofapaka, Kelvin Omondi-Sony Sugar, Ezekiel Owade-AFC Leopards.

Others are; Midfielder of the year, Cliff Nyakeya-Mathare United., Michael Madoya-Zoo, Elvis Nandwa-Ulinzi Stars, Whyvonne Isuza-AFC Leopards, Marvin Nabwire- AFC Leopards; New Player of the Year, Erick Kapaito-Kariobangi Sharks, Piston Mutamba-Sofapaka, Dennis Ombeva-Vihiga United, Amos Kigadi-Vihiga United, Marvin Nabwire-AFC Leopards; Fair Pay Club of the Year, Gor Mahia, Sofapaka, Kariobangi Sharks; Golden Glove, Erick Kapaito-Kariobangi Sharks, Elvis Rupia-Nzoia Sugar, Jacques Tuyisenge-Gor Mahia; Team Manager of the Year; Vincent Okello-Mathare United, Dick Onywera-Kariobangi Sharks, Emmanuel Geno-Sony Sugar, Lazarus Yego-Zoo and Christopher Ouma-Ulinzi Stars.