Nzoia FC’s Elvis Rupia was named the best April’s Sportpesa cum Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month.
The Kenya Premier League (KPL) top scorer beat other players led by Zoo Kericho’s Mike Madoya and Nicholas Kipkirui to win the monthly award that was presented to him at Sudi Stadium today.
Rupia has netted 21 goals this season and scored against Wazito in a 3-0 thrashing plus scoring four times in April hence the monthly gong.
Journalists under SJAK football commission who voted Rupia over others after earning 9 points off the final vote tally, ahead of Kipkurui (17) and Madoya’s 15 points before Vihiga United’s Chris Masinza finished fourth with nine points.
The duo of Madoya and Kipkurui also netted four goals apiece as Vihiga’s Masinza scored three.
His coach Bernard Mwalala was full of praise for the striker but urged him to stay grounded.