FKF, A.K tops SOYA Awards federations’ nominee

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and Athletics Kenya (A.K) have made the cut into the top three of 2018 Safaricom Sport Personality of the Year set for 11th January 2019 at Fort Jesus.

The duo will be battling out for the Federation of the year Awards category with Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA).

FKF leads the polls following the Harambee Stars qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) for the first time in 15 years.

The federation has also been able to train 108 referees from January to date and six of the whistle blowers attained Confederation of African Football (CAF) status. They also trained 1,328 coaches countrywide at basic and advanced level.
This year the federation also for the first time ever, issued grants to Women Premier League teams to help honour their league matches and ran under 13 and under 15 youth leagues that brought together about 25,000 kids countrywide.
The national under 17 team reached semi-finals of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association Cecafa and the national women football team Harambee Starlets reached Cosafa semi-finals in Zimbabwe.

KSSSA led the country’s successful title defence campaign that saw Kenyan teams dominate the regional games in Rwanda where they retained the overall title. They also ensured Kenya joined the Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association body and also the World Secondary Schools Sports Association, guaranteeing participation in international events starting 2019.

Athletics Kenya started 2018 by dominating the Africa Cross Country Championships in Algeria, winning gold in both senior men and women races as well as the under 20 events and the overall title.
In June, AK picked a strong side ta topped the medal table at the World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland and a month later they put up a successful bid to win the hosting rights of the 2020 World Under 20 Athletics Championships and in August, team Kenya won the Africa Athletics Championships title in Asaba, Nigeria

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