Bandari winger Abdalla Hassan was named today as the January player of the month courtesy of Sports Journalists Association (SJAK), Sportpesa and LG.
The speedy winger was awarded today at Mbaraki Sports Club.
The Harambee Stars forward was in fine form in January where he scored three match winning goals and set up one as his side registered three wins.
Bandari scored in the 2-1 win over Sony Sugar at Mbaraki before getting his second goal against Mt. Kenya United. His final goal was the lone strike in the 1-0 win over Posta Rangers.
Hassan beat Mathare’s Cliff Nyakeya and Kakamega Homeboyz captain Allan Wanga to bag the award. Hassan garnered a total of 15 points while Nyakeya came in second with 11. Wanga finished third with 10 points.
He walks home with Ksh. 100,000 courtesy of sponsors Sportpesa, a personalized trophy and a 49 inch TV courtesy of LG Electronics. His team gets Ksh. 100,000.
He becomes the second recipient of the award this year after Kakamega Homeboyz’ Peter Thiong’o who won the December award.
“I’m delighted to get this award, it’s a dream come true but rather than resting on my laurels I want to improve so that I get another smart television and give to my parents. I’m grateful to my team mates and hope we continue to work hard for ultimate success,” he offered
Hassan is focused on following in the footsteps of Anthony Wambani who won the gong last February then earned a professional contract in Europe. “I don’t want to play for any other local club. I will only leave Bandari for a foreign team,” the 22 year-old emphasized