Boniface Mukhekhe was named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) and Kenya Premier League (KPL) player of the Month (May) today.
The Nakumatt FC winger was a happy man while receiving the trophy and cash following his exploits, beating Kepha Aswani from Sofapaka and Cornelius Juma of Nakumatt.
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Mukhekhe who discovered his talent at Global Field Evangelism (GFE) 105 under the tutelage of Josha Abache got 21 votes against Aswani’s 19 and Juma’s 11 to bag the coveted crown.
Playing the KPL for the first time, Mukhekhe netted thrice against Vihiga (2) and Kakamega Homeboyz and three assists.
Mukhekhe joined Nakumatt as a right winger, but new coach Melis Medo changed him to a right back, a position in which he has flourished and with it came the award.
The hugely religious Mukhekhe further paid tribute to the changes the coach has made as well as the effort his teammates have put in and he now targets to help the side finish inside the top five at the end of the season.
With the award, Mukhekhe takes home a custom made trophy, a 49-inch LG Television and a cash reward of Sh100,000. On top of that, his teammates will get an additional Sh50,000 to pat them on their backs for helping their mate earn the award.