Anthony Mwangi was named the Fidelity Insurance and Sports Journalists Association Kenya (SJAK) coach of May.
The monthly prize went to the former Nakumatt coach Mwangi after guiding his side to rise from the bottom of the log for the first time in the season after picking ten points in the period to see the side power up to mid table.
Mwangi defeated Sofapaka’s John Baraza, whose side recorded three victories and a draw but Mwangi won on a superior goal count.
In spite of the stellar performance in May, Mwangi has since been redeployed to the role of assistant coach with American Melis Medo taking over as the head coach.
Nakumatt launched their May campaign with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Zoo FC in Kericho followed by a two-all draw against AFC Leopards in Machakos. They then defeated Tusker FC 2-1 in Machakos before beating Posta Rangers 2-0 in the last match of the month at Camp Toyoyo.
Mwangi, a former Liberty Academy, and Mathare Youth coach took home Kshs 75000 courtesy of sponsors, Fidelity Insurance, and personalized trophy.
With Mwangi’s feat, Nakumatt became the first team to scoop both player and coach’s gong in a single month following Boniface Mukhekhe’s crowning last week.