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SOYA: Harambee Starlets named team of the year

21:59 GMT+3 19/01/2017
Harambee Starlets squad at the Awcon tournament
Harambee Starlets have emerged the best team of 2016 in the Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) gala

Kenya national women team Harambee Starlets has been named the best team of the year-Women category in the Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) gala conducted on Thursday night.

The ladies were nominated for their stellar performance in 2016 which saw them qualify to take part in Africa Women Cup of Nations competition finals for the first time ever. They have beaten Telkom Orange, Roll Ball Team, KPA and U-23 Volleyball team to the prestigious awards which comes every year for the best team and other categories.

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Meanwhile, young striker Mwanahalima 'Dogo' Adam, who players for the Starlets, has emerged the Most Promising Girl by beating Sneha Kotecha, Kelly Gachaga, Ivyonne Wavinya and Mourine Thomas. 

The gala, being the 13th edition, was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) in Nairobi.